Almost every woman has the same reason for visiting her gynecologist on a regular basis: she needs birth control. At Red Rock OB/GYN, Leslie Zak, MD and Sarah Newton, MD, strive to meet this need and make sure their patients have access to the best possible birth control for their specific bodies and their unique lifestyles. If you want to learn more about your birth control choices, call or book your appointment at their Las Vegas office online.
At Red Rock OB/GYN, Dr. Newton and Dr. Zak offer a broad range of birth control so you can find the best one for you. Specifically, they offer:
Also known as “the pill,” this is birth control you have to take at the same time every day. The pill uses hormones to prevent you from getting pregnant.
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a very small, flexible T-shaped device that gets implanted in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. Some IUDs use hormones. Those last between three and seven years. Alternately, there is a hormone-free, copper-based IUD. It lasts 12 years.
All IUDs are reversible birth control, meaning you can get pregnant again after they’re removed.
Known by its brand name NEXPLANON®, the birth control implant is a small, flexible rod that gets implanted into your bicep. It uses hormones to prevent pregnancy, lasts for three years, and is reversible.
NuvaRing® is a small, flexible ring you wear in your vagina. It uses hormones and you switch it out on a monthly schedule.
You can wear the birth control patch on your stomach, arm, back, or butt. You replace the patch every week for three weeks, then take a week off to keep your body on a cycle and prevent pregnancy. It uses hormones to keep you infertile.
It all depends on your wants and needs. For example, some women are most comfortable sticking with the pill because it’s what they’ve always used. Others don’t want to have to think about their birth control every day but don’t want an option that lasts for years, so they prefer the patch or the ring. Some women know they don't want kids for a few years so they choose the implant or an IUD. And women who know they don’t want to use hormones for birth control often choose the copper-based IUD.
In addition to temporary and reversible types of birth control, Dr. Newton and Dr. Zak also offer permanent birth control called tubal ligation. Commonly known as “getting your tubes tied,” this procedure blocks your fallopian tubes so you can no longer get pregnant. It’s highly effective sterilization.
Not all birth control is created equal. To find the right option for you, your body, and your lifestyle, call Red Rock OB/GYN or schedule your appointment online.