Many women who live in Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia have come to Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates for birth control assistance. The providers here, Drs. Roopa Duggal and Chauncey Stokes, and nurse practitioner Jessica Braun, are birth control specialists and recommended by many of their patients.
There are several methods of birth control available. Some common ones include the following:
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
A few medications that are widely recommended by OB/GYNs are, Paraguard, and Nexplanon. Sterilization procedures, which are a permanent form of birth control, include hysteroscopic sterilizations, laparoscopies, mini-laparotomies, laparotomies, and hysterectomies.
IUDs are small devices that are inserted into the uterus by an OB/GYN. IUDs can be categorized into copper and non-copper ones. Copper devices release copper into the uterus, which is a spermicide and kills sperm before they can reach the egg. The other devices release progestin, which causes the cervical mucus to thicken so that sperm can’t get past it.
Paragard is a well-known copper IUD that many OB/GYNs recommend. Nexplanon, Skyla, and Mirena are three commonly used progestin-releasing IUDs that are also recommended by lots of OB/GYNs.
Both birth control medications and IUDs are effective, and neither of them interferes with intercourse. Which is the preferable choice for a specific woman will depend on her medical history, own preferences, and other factors. Women who are interested in either birth control medication or an IUD should schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN to discuss their specific needs and situation.
Some birth control methods protect people against certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Not all birth control methods prevent STIs, though, and those that do don’t prevent all STIs. Birth control methods are primarily designed to prevent contraception, not an STI.
All women who want to avoid a possible pregnancy and are sexually active should talk with a physician about the birth control options that are available. Even women who aren’t sexually active but soon will be should meet with a doctor, and they should do so before they become sexually active.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."