Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology P.C
Birth Control

Birth Control

To give you control over your family plans and prevent unwanted pregnancy, the gynecology providers at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., offer many popular options for birth control. Whether birth control pills, an implant, or injections are best for you, they help you weigh the pros and cons of each to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Call the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office in Troy or Rochester Hills, Michigan, to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Birth Control Q & A

What birth control services are available?

The Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and midwives work together to provide you with the comprehensive care you need to plan for the family you want.

The providers assist women in every stage of life. They offer birth control consultations to discuss your family planning needs and review your medical history to help you choose the right birth control.

If you’re currently unhappy with the birth control method you’re using or are starting birth control for the first time, Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., can assist you with your goals.

What birth control methods are available?

To accommodate the unique needs of women, the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., providers offer a wide range of popular and effective birth control choices, including:

Birth control pills

Birth control pills prevent ovulation. You need to take them every day to prevent unintended pregnancy.


Depo-Provera, or birth control shot, is an injectable medication that can prevent pregnancy for 90 days. You need an injection once every three months to maintain its effectiveness.


Nexplanon® is a small implant that goes into your upper arm and delivers a steady stream of hormones to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Intrauterine device (IUD)

An IUD is a small t-shaped device that fits in your uterus to prevent the fertilization of eggs with sperm. Hormonal and nonhormonal copper IUDs are available and can protect against unwanted pregnancy for up to 10 years.


NuvaRing is a prescription ring that you insert into your vagina. The ring contains the same hormones that are in birth control pills to prevent pregnancy.

The providers also offer guidance on barrier methods, such as condoms, diaphragms, and spermicide, to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Condoms also protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

How do I stop birth control if I want to become pregnant?

Before stopping any birth control, consult with your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provider. They can determine the safest way to stop using your specific birth control to help you conceive.

Generally, women can become pregnant at any time after stopping birth control. However, with some methods, it can take longer to conceive. For instance, it can take three months or longer to become pregnant after your last Depo-Provera shot.

If you’ve recently given birth and need a reliable, safe form of birth control, you can discuss available options with your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provider.

Call the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office nearest you or schedule an appointment through the online booking feature for birth control help today.