Birth Control

Women's Health & Hormonal Health located in Houston and Arlington, TX

Birth Control

About Birth Control

Birth control can be a beneficial, freeing part of a woman’s life. At Her Down There in Arlington and Houston, Texas, Letrice Mason, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Kortni Jordan, APRN, FNP, NP, MSN, are committed to providing personalized and effective birth control solutions tailored to meet your individual needs. With years of collective experience in the medical field, the experts at Her Down There understand the importance of empowering women to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

Birth Control Q&A

What types of birth control are there?

When it comes to birth control, there are several options to choose from, each offering unique benefits. The specialists at Her Down There offer the following birth control methods:

Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)

The team commonly prescribes birth control pills, a convenient and effective hormonal contraceptive that regulates the menstrual cycle and provides excellent pregnancy prevention.

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

LARCs, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants, vaginal rings, and injections, are low-maintenance options that provide long-term protection without daily attention.

Barrier methods

Condoms and gels are barrier methods that offer immediate protection against pregnancy and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What kind of birth control is best for me?

Choosing the right birth control method depends on a variety of factors, including your health, lifestyle, and reproductive goals. Your provider guides you through a personalized consultation to help determine the most suitable option. Factors to consider include:

Health considerations

The team takes into account your medical history, any existing health conditions, and your medications to recommend a birth control method that aligns with your overall well-being.

Lifestyle preferences

Daily routine, commitment to regular pill consumption, and the desire for long-term or short-term contraception all play a role in determining the most suitable method for your lifestyle.

Reproductive goals

If you’re planning for future pregnancies, the specialists can recommend reversible options that allow for conception when you’re ready.

Can birth control help with PCOS?

For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), managing symptoms and regulating menstrual cycles is crucial. The team offers comprehensive solutions:

Hormonal birth control

Birth control pills are often prescribed to regulate menstrual cycles, reduce symptoms of PCOS, and promote hormonal balance.

Lifestyle modifications

The team provides guidance on lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine, which can complement hormonal birth control in managing PCOS symptoms.

Ongoing support

At Her Down There, priority is given to ongoing support and follow-up care to ensure that the chosen birth control method effectively addresses PCOS-related concerns.

Empowerment with informed choices for reproductive health is at the forefront of Her Down There’s mission. The team is committed to providing personalized birth control solutions that prioritize your well-being. Book a consultation at Her Down There today to take the first step toward a healthier, more confident future.