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Contraception Specialist

Karen F. Brodman, MD, PLLC

Gynecologist located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

To help you create the family of your dreams, the office of Karen F. Brodman, MD, offers comprehensive contraception counseling. Board-certified gynecologist Karen Brodman, MD, provides hormonal and nonhormonal contraception options, including pills, patches, injections, and intrauterine devices (IUDs). She also performs minimally invasive procedures in-office to place and remove IUDs and birth control implants. Call the office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, today or book a consultation online to schedule a contraception counseling appointment.

Contraception Q & A

What is contraception?

Contraception, also known as birth control, describes a variety of methods that protect you from unintended pregnancy. These methods also help you plan the family the way you want to.

Different contraceptive methods work differently to prevent fertilization. There are barrier methods, like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms, which prevent sperm and egg from meeting.

Hormonal contraception, such as birth control pills, injections, and intrauterine devices (IUDs), works by releasing a steady stream of hormones that prevent ovulation, the release of eggs from the ovaries. Nonhormonal IUDs are also an option for women who can’t tolerate hormones because of underlying medical issues. 

For women who have the family they want, contraception methods like tubal ligation permanently prevent pregnancy.

What methods of contraception are available?

To meet the evolving needs of sexually active women, Dr. Brodman offers a wide range of contraception methods in-office, including:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Injections
  • Vaginal rings

Dr. Brodman also offers minimally invasive procedures in-office to place contraceptive implants in your arm and hormonal or nonhormonal IUDs in your uterus. She can remove the contraceptive when you’re ready to start a family or change the type of birth control you use.

Which type of contraception is right for me?

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to contraception. Dr. Brodman spends time reviewing your medical history, current health, and plans for your family. She also evaluates your lifestyle and birth control preferences before suggesting birth control options to consider.

If you’re interested in starting a family sooner rather than later, you may benefit from contraceptive methods like pills, patches, or injections. If you need longer-lasting pregnancy protection, you may be a candidate for IUDs.

The only method of contraception that offers protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is condoms. You should use condoms every time you have sex with a new partner, especially if you don’t know their sexual history.

If you’re not happy with the contraception method you’re using, Dr. Brodman can recommend other options you can use to prevent pregnancy.

To learn more about the contraception methods available, call the office of Karen F. Brodman, MD, today or book a consultation online.