Whether it’s time for an annual screening or you have disquieting concerns such as pelvic, vulvar, or vaginal pain or abnormal bleeding, the idea of visiting a gynecologist can evoke anxiety. At Evergreen Gynecology
, we're excited to provide the women of Southwest Washington and Portland the kind of clinic that we’d want to visit: one that is non-judgemental, relaxed, and makes you feel comfortable. Here, you’re treated as a woman and individual with unique needs and expectations, not just a number or a set of symptoms. If you have gynecological concerns, you should have them checked. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
Maintenance-Free Birth Control
Effective and safe, the IUD’s available on today’s market are a great birth control option to consider. Intrauterine devices are “T” shaped devices that fit inside the uterus, preventing pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching and fertilizing eggs. If used correctly, IUD’s reduce your chance of getting pregnant to less than 1%.
In the U.S., there are five primary types available:
Liletta, Kyleena, Mirena, and Skyla are based on similar designs, releasing small amounts of progestin (levonorgestrel) into your body. This hormone is used in many birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. These types of IUDs tend to make your period lighter and may be a good option if you have heavy periods.
Also known as “The Copper T,” ParaGard is a hormone-free IUD option. The copper triggers your immune system to prevent pregnancy. It can cause your periods to be heavier, especially at first, but ParaGard lasts longer than hormonal IUDs.
Contact Us Today
You don’t have to be afraid. If you have gynecological concerns, you have a caring advocate. Contact our office today at (360) 964-3060
or fill out our form below.