Are you looking for a long-term birth control option?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! At University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, we are dedicated to helping you find the right birth control option for you. Many people are unhappy with short-term birth control because it is simply too inconvenient. If this sounds like you, you’ll be glad to know that there are many long-term options available, and you can learn about several of them in our last blog. Today, we’ll be finishing up this blog series with these last couple of long-term birth control options:

#4. The Patch

The patch is a small plastic sticker that is worn on the skin for a week at a time. Most women place their patches on the stomach, upper arm, back or bottom. The patch has to be replaced after a week, and you wear them for three weeks in a row with one week off to allow for your period. Some women don’t like the patch because it can irritate the skin or fall off.

#5. The Ring

The ring is small and flexible, and it is inserted into the vagina almost exactly as you would insert a tampon. You leave the ring in for three weeks at a time, and you take a week off before inserting a new one to allow for your period. The ring can fall out, and if it does, you can just rinse it off and reinsert it. If the ring breaks, however, you should put in a new one.

Do you need help finding the right long-term birth control solution for you? If so, schedule your appointment with University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology today.