Paul W. Morrison, M.D. Obstetrician Gynecologist
Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newburgh, IN. Serving the Evansville area.
When you want to delay pregnancy or avoid the risk of becoming pregnant, choosing the right birth control is important. The team at Paul W. Morrison, M.D. Obstetrician Gynecologist offers personalized birth control counseling so you get the right solution for your needs. Serving patients in Newburgh, Indiana, and the surrounding Evansville area, Dr. Morrison has extensive experience with temporary and permanent birth control solutions to support you. To book an appointment, call the office or fill out the scheduling request form online today.
Birth Control Q & A
What type of birth control is the best?
The best type of birth control is the one that you’ll use. In general, long-acting reversible contraception like an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant is recommended for women wanting to delay or prevent pregnancy. For some women, taking a pill daily is the best choice, while others prefer long-term options like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants that don’t require you to remember to take a pill.
Dr. Morrison and the team will talk with you about your options, lifestyle, and goals for birth control — like regulating your hormones, relieving polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms, or preventing pregnancy — in order to figure out which choice is best for you.
What types of birth control are available?
Dr. Morrison and the team have extensive experience with all types of birth control, including:
- IUDs, including Mirena®, Liletta®, and ParaGard®
- Nexplanon®, a contraceptive implant
- Contraceptive hormone shots
- Contraceptive patch
- Vaginal ring
- Prescription birth control pills
- Permanent sterilization
For long-term birth control options, including IUDs and contraceptive implants, the team performs the insertion procedures carefully and gently so you’re comfortable. They explain the process and walk you through each step as it’s performed, so you know what’s going on and what sensations to expect, like pinching or pressure.
How does permanent birth control work?
Permanent birth control, also called sterilization, can be performed in multiple ways in order to prevent future pregnancies. These procedures can be performed during a cesarean section or as minimally invasive surgical procedures. One option is a bilateral salpingectomy, which means that your fallopian tubes are completely removed so no eggs can reach your uterus for fertilization. Other procedures involve using surgical clamps or burning to close off your fallopian tubes.
Depending on your age, medical history, and long-term health goals, Dr. Morrison can provide you with the best permanent solution for your needs.
How are IUDs removed?
IUD removal is simple and typically takes less than 10 minutes. When you’re ready to have your IUD removed, Dr. Morrison locates the device and gently pulls on the string that’s attached at the base. This allows the crossbars at the top of the IUD to collapse so that it can slide out.
Dr. Morrison and the team can evaluate and coordinate difficult removals of IUDs and contraceptive implants placed by other providers, too.
To discuss birth control options, call the office or request an appointment online now.