Contraception Specialist

Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - OB-GYN

Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN & Weight Loss Specialist located in Great Neck, NY & Rego Park, NY

More than 60% of women use some form of contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancy. If you’re looking to secure safe, effective contraception, Dr. Stephanie Buck-Haskin provides a variety of services right from her Great Neck and Rego, New York offices. Many women want to enjoy an active, healthy sex life before the family planning stage of life. To find the right contraception options for you, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Buck-Haskin or use the online scheduling tool today.

Contraception Q & A

by Stephanie Buck-Haskin, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

What is contraception?

Contraception refers to methods used to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Of course, the most effective form of contraception is abstinence, or not having sex. However, if you are a sexually active woman, there are several effective options available to avoid pregnancy.

It’s important to note that even if you’re using a form of contraception to avoid getting pregnant, you are not protected from contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV. Talk to Dr. Buck-Haskin about practicing safe sex in addition to contraception options.

What contraceptive services do you provide?

During your well woman visit, or other type of appointment, Dr. Buck-Haskin discusses your contraception options. The option that may be right for you depends on your age and your health needs. Dr. Buck-Haskin offers the following contraception services:

Diaphragm fittings

A diaphragm is a bendable, cup-shaped device you put over your cervix during sex to avoid sperm from reaching the egg. At her office, Dr. Buck-Haskin can help fit you with a comfortable diaphragm to use during sex.

IUD placement

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a tiny device made out of flexible plastic that Dr. Buck-Haskin inserts into your uterus. It is one of the most effective contraception methods on the market today. It’s durable and can remain effective for up to 12 years.

Birth control pills

These are pills with hormones women take everyday to avoid getting pregnant. It’s a safe, affordable, and effective contraception method, as long as you don’t forget to take the pill.

Contraceptive implants

These are thin rods Dr. Buck-Haskin inserts beneath the skin of your arm. It releases hormones over time and keeps you from getting pregnant for several years.

These are all reversible contraception options. Dr. Buck-Haskin can also discuss permanent contraception options with you.

How do I know which contraception service is right for me?

When you meet with Dr. Buck-Haskin for a well woman visit, she performs a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your medical history, and often recommends further testing to better understand your overall health needs. Based on the results, Dr. Buck-Haskin can discuss your contraception options with you and offer guidance as to which contraception might be best.

Dr. Buck-Haskin may also ask you questions about your lifestyle and sexual activity. Together, you will decide which service is right for you. Maintain regular visits with her to monitor your progress and ask questions.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Buck-Haskin to discuss safe, effective contraception services, call or use the book online today.