Birth Control Options

Men and women have used birth control methods for many years to prevent – or plan the timing of – pregnancy.  And today, Dr. Valone your Des Moines gynecologist can help you decide the best method for your lifestyle from the many safe and effective options that are available.


Each couple has different needs when choosing a method of birth control.

Because there is no “best” method, your Des Moines gynecologist will discuss all of your options with you and explain the benefits and drawbacks of each.

There are so many factors to consider when choosing the best method for you, and the choice can be difficult.  Some of the things you need to discuss with your gynecologist include:

  • How many sexual partners you have;
  • If you want to have children in the future;
  • How well each method works and any possible side effects;
  • Your overall health;
  • How many times you have sex in any given time period;
  • How comfortable you are using each of the suggested methods.

Keep in mind that no birth control method – other than abstinence – is completely foolproof.  But using the method you choose correctly and consistently will drastically reduce the chances of an unexpected pregnancy.

You should also discuss the effectiveness of various methods of birth control.  For instance, some people mistakenly believe that withdrawal (when a man pulls his penis out of a woman’s vagina before he ejaculates) is an effective.

The bottom line is that only you can decide what birth control method is best for you…and we are here to help to make the right decision. A staff member at Dr. Valone’s Des Moines gynecology office can discuss all of your birth control options with you and help you get the protection you need.ethod.  The truth is that the sperm can be released before the man pulls out via the pre-ejaculate fluid on the tip of his penis.

We want to be your Des Moines gynecologist; if you are interested in protecting yourself with birth control, call our office today at (515) 225-7201 to set up an appointment or to talk to any of our highly qualified staff members. We look forward to serving you.

Thank you for trusting us with your care!


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