Abraham Betre, DO -  - OB-GYN

Abraham Betre, D.O.

OB-GYN located in Tulare County, Tulare, CA

Birth Control Specialist

There are many methods of birth control available, such as IUDs, vaginal rings, and birth control pills. Dr. Betre helps patients in Tulare, California find the birth control option that fits their unique needs.

Birth Control Q & A

by Abraham Betre, D.O.

What are the most effective forms of birth control?

In terms of preventing pregnancy, a few of the most effective methods include IUDs, vaginal rings, and birth control pills. Each of these forms of birth control is over 99% effective when used appropriately.

Vaginal Rings:
  • Contain hormones that they release into your body; vaginal rings should be inserted every month and discarded after three weeks of use.
  • Increase your amount of cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach your uterus.
  • Prevent ovulation by keeping your eggs in your ovaries so that they don’t come into contact with sperm.
Birth Control Pills:
  • Contain hormones, and you need to take a pill each day in order for them to remain as effective as possible.
  • Increase your amount of cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach your uterus.
  • Prevent ovulation by keeping your eggs in your ovaries so that they don’t come into contact with sperm.

What type of birth control is right for me?

Consider factors like personal comfort, side effects, and other associated risks when choosing a birth control method that's right for you. Talk with your doctor about whether you’re comfortable with using hormones, if you prefer more or less invasive methods, how you want to alter your monthly cycle and how much effort you’re willing to put into your birth control.

For example, if you have heavier periods with a lot of cramping, a hormone-based pill might be a good option worth considering. But if you don’t want to have to remember to take a pill every day, a vaginal ring may be a better option for you.

What are the side effects of birth control?

Side effects of birth control vary from woman to woman. Many women may experience positive side effects such as lighter periods with less painful cramps, clearer skin or lower risk of cervical and uterine cancers. On the other hand, a smaller amount of women may experience negative side effects including:

  • Sore breasts
  • Nausea
  • Decreased libido
  • Changes in mood
  • Headaches

Can birth control cause infertility?

There's not conclusive evidence that birth control has a negative impact on fertility, and stopping birth control should allow you to get pregnant. Dr. Betre will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your birth control so you can find the method that's right for you.

Accepted Insurance

Dr. Betre accepts most major insurances. This is a list of some of the major insurances we offer. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please feel free to call our office to confirm.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
HealthNet
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Tricare
Location
Abraham Betre, DO
925 East Merritt Avenue
Tulare County

Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: 559-664-6896
Fax: (559) 688-6500
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