For routine services such as birth control counseling and annual well-woman exams, many women choose to see their family physician instead of a gynecologist. Sheryl Simpson, DO, and the compassionate team at Howell Family Care, PLLC offer birth control and other women’s health services at their office in Howell, Michigan. To schedule your appointment, call or book online today.
If you’re sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant, birth control is the answer. Birth control includes any type of medicine or device that prevents pregnancy. Though Dr. Simpson isn’t a gynecologist, she can help you decide which birth control method is best for you.
There are many different options when it comes to birth control, ranging from temporary to permanent, such as male or female sterilization. Methods of contraception include:
But, condoms are the only birth control option that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and can be used in combination with any other form of contraceptive.
If you’re considering sterilization, Dr. Simpson can discuss this permanent form of birth control with you before referring you to a gynecologist that can perform the procedure.
If you want a reversible form of birth control that requires a prescription, Dr. Simpson can help. Although she isn’t an OB/GYN, Dr. Simpson’s training as a family physician covers gynecological care for women of all ages, from adolescents through menopausal adults.if
For birth control counseling, Dr. Simpson first performs a physical exam and review of your medical history. Then, she discusses the best options for birth control based on your unique needs. She may cover information such as:
No one method of birth control is best for every woman. To find out what type of birth control works for you, call Howell Family Care, PLLC or book an appointment online today.