The Importance of Contraception Counseling
By Capital Women's Care
January 30, 2017
Category: OBGYN

When many people think of going to the OB/GYN they automatically assume that it is for a Pap smear test. But there is another valuablecontraception counseling appointment you can make with a gynecologist at Capital Women's Health in Rockville, MD, called contraception counseling. Find out what this is and how a gynecologist can help you make the right decision for your sexual health.

What Is Contraception Counseling?
Contraception counseling is an appointment that you make with your gynecologist to discuss ways that you can avoid conceiving if you're sexually active. Here are a few of the topics you'll likely discuss:

- Your medical background and conditions, including any past gynecological issues or STDs.
- Menstrual cycle and history.
- Relationships (multiple or single partners).
- Allergies and reactions.
- Smoker or non-smoker and other habits.
- Recent pregnancies or plans to get pregnant in the future.

Why Is Contraception Counseling Important?
There are numerous contraception options available now for women who want to avoid pregnancy. However not every option is right for every woman. For example, some women can’t take certain types of birth control if they have cardiovascular or hormonal issues. For this reason and more it is important to schedule a counseling session with your Rockville gynecologist to find out which option will work for you and ensure your ongoing health and wellness.

Contraception Options
It's a good idea to have a general idea of the various contraception options available before you go to your counseling appointment. These are a few treatments that you may discuss with your OB/GYN:

- birth control pills or patches
- contraceptive vaginal ring
- IUD (intra-uterine device)
- progesterone pill, implant or injection
- condoms
- tubal ligation or tubal occlusion (permanent options)

Schedule a Counseling Session Today
Your sexual health is important and part of staying healthy is staying in touch with your gynecologist. Schedule a contraception counseling session with a gynecologist at Capital Women's Health in Rockville, MD, by calling (301) 569-6301 today.