Birth control is any method used in the prevention of pregnancy. The options for birth control are wide and vast. Choosing which type of birth control will work best for someone will come down to personal discretion between them and their partner. Common methods of birth control can include condoms, IUDs, birth control pills, vasectomy, and tubal ligation.
The effectiveness of each birth control method can come down to how well a birth control method works in typical use including human error. For instance, a hormonal contraceptive, such as "the pill", when taken correctly, is up to 99.9 percent effective. To make an informed choice, both partners need to understand how to use the method correctly and consistently. Some things to consider, or questions to ask, when deciding on a form of birth control include:
East Bay Women’s Health is proud to offer in-office permanent contraception using the Essure procedure. Essure has been a trusted method of permanent birth control by thousands of women and their doctors for over five years. Essure works with the body and creates a natural barrier against pregnancy. Doctors will place two metal, fiber micro-coil inserts into each fallopian tube. After about three months, scar tissue develops around the inserts and blocks the fallopian tubes, preventing pregnancy. Some of the benefits of Essure include:
Because the Essure procedure is permanent and is not reversible, the patient needs to make sure they do not want children in the future before undergoing the procedure.