What To Expect During Contraceptive Consults
Are you wondering what to expect during your contraceptive or birth control consultation with your gynecologist?
Are you wondering what to expect during your contraceptive or birth control consultation with your gynecologist? We have some helpful information about what a standard birth control consultation appointment with her is like.
When patients come to the office to discuss birth control options, we first obtain a detailed history to gain a better understanding of the individual. I inquire about their lifestyle, reasons for wanting birth control, and their expectations for its outcomes. We cover all birth control options, starting with top-tier methods, including IUD, Depo, and Nexplanon, before addressing second-tier options such as birth control pills, patches, and the NuvaRing. During this process, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method and address any questions the patient may have.Prescribing birth control is highly personalized to each person's lifestyle, needs, and preferences. After counseling, we recommend that the patient follows up in 3-6 months to continue assessing their satisfaction and health.