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Birth Control Specialist

Pediatricians located in Highlands Ranch & Lakewood, Colorado, and serving the surrounding communities.

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Birth Control services offered in Highlands Ranch and Lakewood, CO

Birth control can be a sensitive subject, especially when it comes to your teen. However, the pediatric specialists at Academy Park Pediatrics, located in both Lakewood and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, offer many different options when it’s time to discuss birth control. They help your teen understand birth control methods so that you can worry less about their overall health. To schedule an appointment with one of the pediatricians in the practice, call or request a consultation online today.

Birth Control Q & A

What are the types of birth control?

Birth control is not only a way to prevent your teen from becoming pregnant, but it can be a way to help regulate their menstrual cycle and decrease the discomfort they have with their period.

The pediatricians at Academy Park Pediatrics offer several different types of birth control options when your teen needs them. Some of the many methods the team offers include:

  • Oral contraceptive (The Pill)
  • Nexplanon® (Long-term implant)
  • Depo-Provera® (Every 3-month injection)

The pediatricians help your child understand how birth control works, to ensure they use it correctly. If your teen is sexually active, the pediatricians can also help them with not only pregnancy prevention but help prevent transmission of infection to help keep them safe and healthy. 

When should birth control be considered?

The pediatricians at the practice can help determine the best time to start your teen on birth control, based on the specific needs and concerns of the individual. There are many factors that play a role in this decision. This is best done on a case-by-case basis as a discussion with your doctor.

How do you choose the right method?

Choosing the right birth control method is both an individual and personal issue best discussed with your doctor so that you and your teen can make an informed decision. 

There is a lot to consider when choosing a birth control method. Some factors to consider include:

  • Ease of use
  • Overall effectiveness
  • STI prevention if approrpriate
  • Side effects
  • Compliance

To learn more about birth control methods and their uses for your teen, call the office today, or request a consultation online.