When it comes to contraception options at the OBGYN, Warner Robins women have another choice beyond condoms and medical contraception like the pill. It’s the ParaGard intrauterine contraceptive, a device that offers exceptional protection without the use of hormones.
Widely considered one of the most effective forms of birth control on the market, the ParaGard IUD can be placed by your doctor during a single visit, and can prevent 99% of pregnancies for as long as you want to go without being pregnant — as long as 10 years in many situations. It works by physically stopping sperm from reaching and fertilizing your egg — and some studies suggest it also prevents the egg from attaching to the uterus’ lining at all.
Unlike a lot of birth control options, the ParaGard IUD won’t interfere with any efforts at spontaneity with regard to sex with your partner; you won’t feel it once it’s in place, and neither will your partner. But it works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — and can be removed by your doctor any time you want to start trying to get pregnant.
ParaGard is a great choice for women who don’t want to use hormones to regulate their bodies — or who have medical conditions that make hormones not an option. It provides a level of protection that rivals surgical procedures like tubal ligation in effectiveness — but in a completely non-surgical, wholly reversible process that requires no action on your part to remain protected.
For more information about the ParaGard IUD contraceptive device, other contraception options, and the wide range of services we offer — and to learn why we’ve become the gynecologist Warner Robins women recommend most — please call us today to schedule an appointment.