Birth Control

Lyndon Taylor, MD -  - OB-GYN

Healthcare for Women

Lyndon Taylor, MD

OB-GYN located in Near West Suburbs of Chicago, Oak Park, IL & North Riverside, IL

At his Oak Park based practice, Dr. Lyndon Taylor has helped many women with birth control. Highly regarded by many of his patients as one of the leading birth control specialists near west suburbs of Chicago including Oak Park and North Riverside, Dr. Taylor is both honored and pleased to be able to serve the city.

Birth Control Q & A

What is Birth Control?

Birth control includes a variety of measures that are used to prevent pregnancy. Some common birth control methods include:

  • Condoms
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Birth control pills
  • Tubal ligation

Some of these methods, such as using condoms, don’t require any physician oversight. Others, like IUDs and tubal ligation, either must be inserted by an OB/GYN or require surgery.

What Birth Control Method is Most Effective?

Many birth control methods are effective at preventing pregnancies. As long as they are properly used, most modern methods are considered extremely effective. To discuss specific advantages and disadvantages of each method, patients should talk with an OB/GYN who can discuss the patient’s personal situation in detail.

Do Birth Control Methods Protect Against STDs?

While all birth control methods guard against pregnancy, only some protect against STDs. Additionally, those that do offer protection against STDs may not prevent the transmission of all STDs. Birth control methods are first and foremost measures against pregnancy, and some provide secondary protection against certain STDs.

What is a Birth Control Appointment Like?

Seeing an OB/GYN about birth control is a lot like visiting them for a routine checkup. In fact, many OB/GYNs bring up birth control during regular well visits. The purpose of the appointment is kept strictly confidential, like all doctor’s appointments. No one knows whether a patient is visiting for an annual visit or a birth control-specific appointment.

Who Should See a Doctor About Birth Control?

Anyone who would like to avoid getting pregnant should talk with an OB/GYN about the available birth control options. Women should have this discussion prior to becoming sexually active. Those who are sexually active and haven’t yet talked with a doctor about birth control should do so as soon as possible.