Are you looking for a gynecologist to help you choose the most appropriate contraceptive method?

Today’s women have more options than ever when it comes to family planning and birth control.

The English-speaking gynecologists at Turó Park Clinics will present you with several options and help you select the right method for you.

If you are sexually active or are planning on becoming sexually active, an annual exam from your OB-GYN can help catch or prevent certain gynecological problems associated with intercourse, and the doctor can answer any questions you have about sex, birth control, and other women’s health issues.

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How to pick the birth control method that's right for you?

If you're considering using birth control (contraception), you have a variety of options. To help pick the right method of birth control for you and your partner, you can make an appointment with one of our English-speaking gynecologists.

Many elements need to be considered by women, men, or couples at any given point in their lifetimes when choosing the most appropriate contraceptive method. These elements include safety, effectiveness, availability (including accessibility and affordability), and acceptability. Voluntary informed choice of contraceptive methods is an essential guiding principle, and contraceptive counseling, when applicable, might be an important contributor to the successful use of contraceptive methods.

Reversible methods of birth control

What are the methods of permanent contraception?

There are permanent options for birth control if you are certain you do not want to conceive in the future. Each of these are 99%-100% effective.

  • Female sterilization: A woman can have her fallopian tubes tied (or closed) so that sperm and eggs cannot meet for fertilization. The procedure can be done in a hospital or in an outpatient surgical center. You can go home the same day of the surgery and resume your normal activities within a few days. This method is effective immediately.
  • Male sterilization: This operation is done to keep a man’s sperm from going to his penis, so his ejaculate never has any sperm in it that can fertilize an egg. The procedure is typically done at an outpatient surgical center. The man can go home the same day. Recovery time is less than one week.

What to expect from your first birth control appointment?

Turó Park Medical Center is open to female and male patients of all ages. The clinic provides confidential gynecology services for patients, including reproductive education, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, female reproductive health exams, and birth control methods.

After taking your vitals, the clinician will ask about your period, sexual activity, and past pregnancies, as well as your medical, surgical, and family histories. You don't need to have a pelvic exam before getting a birth control prescription unless you decide to get an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted in your uterus.

During this first appointment, you can ask her/him any questions you have about birth control, and the two of you can talk about what type of birth control would work best for you. It’s important to be honest with your health care provider so she can get an accurate picture of your health and needs.

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Our specialists offer obstetrics and gynecologic care for women through all phases of life, from your pre-teen years to post-menopausal years.

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Our English-speaking gynaecologists

Dr. Berta Esteban

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Dr. Monica Redondo

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about contraception

Can I buy a contraceptive pill in a pharmacy without a prescription?

The contraceptive pill is only available on prescription. Only the morning-after pill (emergency contraception) can be obtained without a prescription. For your own health, we strongly advise against buying a pill or any other hormonal contraception online, as not all pills are the same and it is important that a gynaecologist prescribes the contraception best suited to your situation.

What is the most reliable method of contraception?

The most reliable contraceptive method would be the contraceptive implant (99.95% protection, as high as the ideal rate), followed by the hormonal IUD (99.8%, also as high as the ideal rate), and the copper IUD (99.2% versus 99.4% ideal).

Does vaginal cleansing after sex prevent pregnancy?

No. Washing or urinating after sex will not prevent you from getting pregnant.