Capital Women's Care
OBGYNs & Gynecologists located in Frederick, MD & Mount Airy, MD
The experienced doctors at Capital Women's Care provide a wide array of birth control options to women who want to prevent pregnancy, as well as those who are seeking to regulate their menstrual cycles. These services are available to patients in and around the Frederick, Mount Airy & Urbana, Maryland area.
Birth Control Q & A
What forms of birth control are available?
Many different types of birth control are available. Some of the most popular options include:
- Birth control pills: Birth control pills contain hormones that stop the body from ovulating. Women must take 1 pill every day.
- Intrauterine devices: Intrauterine devices are small implants placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. Several different varieties of IUDs are available.
- Birth control patches: Birth control patches deliver hormones like a birth control pill, but patients apply them to the skin. No oral medication is required.
- Vaginal rings: A vaginal ring is a soft, flexible device placed in the vagina. It delivers hormones that prevent pregnancy.
- Diaphragms: A diaphragm is inserted into the vagina like a vaginal ring, but it doesn’t contain hormones. Instead, the woman inserts it during sex to prevent sperm from accessing the cervix.
- Condoms: Like a diaphragm, condoms create a barrier between the sperm and the cervix. They protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Permanent contraception: Permanent contraception is a surgical option that prevents pregnancy indefinitely.
Each of these birth control methods offers different advantages and disadvantages. The experienced doctors at Capital Women's Care help patients determine which of these methods is best for them.
Is birth control safe?
Some methods of birth control cause pose risks or side effects. The doctors at Capital Women's Care explain the risks and possible side effects associated with each option so that each woman can make the choice that’s right for her.
What side effects can birth control cause?
Some methods of birth control, such as condoms, don’t cause side effects for most people. However, forms of birth control that involve hormones can cause various issues, such as vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, and irregular periods. Likewise, in rare cases, intrauterine devices can migrate outside the uterus, which can cause a number of complications.
How can patients choose the right birth control?
Birth control is a personal choice. The doctors at Capital Women's Care explain all of the options in detail and help each patient make the right decision.
Billing & Insurance
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Not all providers participate with all insurance plans. We do not accept Medicaid. Don't hesitate to call if you have questions.
Words from our patients
"I've never waited more than 15 minutes to be seen. Making appointments have always been easy. Front desk has always been nice and helpful."
"I have been a patient for 15 years and have been very happy - been through a pre-cancerous treatment and two babies, one a difficult pregnancy..."
"Clean facility, short wait times, friendly and professional staff. Excellent provider care."
"Taking care of patient needs. Always remember the patient comes first. Workers are very nice and helpful and very pleasant to work with."