Birth Control

Progressive Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Boardman, OH & Youngstown, OH

As a woman, family planning choices are your right. Joni Canby, DO offers a variety of birth control options and counseling services at Progressive Women’s Care in Boardman, Ohio to ensure you can achieve your family planning goals. Whether you want prescription birth control pills or prefer the convenience of an IUD, Dr. Canby and her team can help you make the best decision for your health and family’s future. Find out more about available birth control options by calling the Boardman office or using the online booking feature.

Birth Control Q & A

What birth control options are available?

Dr. Canby provides comprehensive birth control services to assist you with your family planning goals. Depending on your needs, she can offer birth control options that prevent sperm from fertilizing eggs, such as diaphragms, sponges, and condoms.

Another birth control option that prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs includes birth control pills, patches, and shots.

If you’re interested in long-term birth control, Dr. Canby offers placement services for an intrauterine device (IUD) that she implants into the uterus to prevent conception.

Which type of birth control is right for me?

Dr. Canby reviews your medical history and plans for the family to determine your best option for birth control. She discusses your sexual history, your current sexual habits, and your number of sexual partners to help you decide on the most reliable form of birth control for you.

In addition to preventing pregnancy, Dr. Canby may also recommend birth control to help regulate your menstrual cycle or to relieve symptoms of menopause.

Are birth control pills safe?

Hormonal birth control methods Dr. Canby offers are safe and effective for many women. They contain lower doses of hormones than pills of the past to reduce side effects, including health complications.

If you’re over 35 or smoke cigarettes, hormonal birth control options may not be right for you. Dr. Canby can help you quit smoking or suggest other methods of birth control to ensure your overall health is protected.

What options are available for permanent birth control?

If you decide you’re happy with your family and don’t want additional children in the future, Dr. Canby can counsel you on your options for birth control, which may include sterilization.

To permanently prevent pregnancy, Dr. Canby can surgically close your fallopian tubes, which allow eggs to travel down to the sperm. This procedure, known as a tubal ligation, involves small incisions through which Dr. Canby cuts or ties off your fallopian tubes. This method of birth control becomes effective immediately after the procedure.

Learn more about birth control options available at Progressive Women’s Care by calling the Boardman office today or using the online booking feature.