Birth Control Specialist

Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG

Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

You might be interested in birth control to help prevent pregnancy or assist in the treatment of certain gynecologic medical conditions. In Pembroke Pines, Florida, Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG and his highly educated team provide a plethora of birth control options and can help you decide the best option to suit your individual needs and preferences. Whether you’d prefer an intrauterine device (IUD) or a daily pill, the practice offers expert gynecologic care. Schedule online or call the office today.

Birth Control Q & A

What is birth control?

Birth control or contraception methods prevent pregnancy. The different birth control methods vary in effectiveness. To help you decide what’s best for you, you can discuss your contraception options with the team at Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG. 

The team can explain your available options in detail, answer your questions, and address your concerns.

What different birth control options are available?

Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG offers different types of birth control to help prevent pregnancy, including implants, pills, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).

The pill

The birth control pill uses the hormones progestin and estrogen. For optimal results and protection, you take your pill at the same time each day.

Nexplanon®

Nexplanon is a birth control implant that secretes hormones and lasts up to three years. Your provider discreetly and carefully places a small, flexible implant under the skin of your inner, upper arm during a quick in-office treatment. They can remove your Nexplanon implant at any time.

IUDs

Intrauterine devices are small devices that your provider gently implants into your uterus. Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs can protect against pregnancy anywhere from 3-12 years. Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG offers various IUD options and can remove your IUD at any time.

Vaginal rings

Vaginal rings typically use the same hormones as birth control pills. Your provider carefully places your vaginal ring in your vagina, and the ring continuously secretes a low dose of hormones. With some vaginal rings, there’s a four-week cycle where the ring remains in your vagina for three weeks, and you take it out for one week.

Similar to a tampon, you can typically place and remove the ring conveniently yourself.

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation refers to a permanent birth control method where your provider ties, cuts, or blocks your fallopian tubes to permanently prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation prevents an egg from traveling from your ovaries through the fallopian tubes to reach the egg. 

Tubal ligation doesn’t affect menstruation, but it’s important you remember that the procedure is difficult to reverse, and, in some cases, reversal is not possible.

What are the advantages of birth control?

Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG provides birth control due to the many benefits. In addition to preventing pregnancy, birth control offers other advantages, such as:

  • Treating acne
  • Protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (condoms)
  • Decreasing menstrual pain and associated symptoms, such as fatigue

In some cases, the team at Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG might recommend birth control to assist in the treatment of certain medical conditions, including: 

  • Anemia
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Abnormal menstrual periods or bleeding
  • Endometriosis 

Take care and take control of your reproductive health and call Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG or schedule online for birth control today.