Dr. Zarine Kotian shares how a woman can prepare to discuss birth control options with her gynecologist. Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
When talking with your gynecologist about birth control options it is a good idea for you to come in with some notion of what you are thinking about. There are many types of birth control, from barrier contraception, such as condoms, diaphragms to non-hormonal options such as the IUD. There are also many hormonal options including birth control pills, the patch, the ring, implants, intrauterine devices, so there’s a lot of decisions to make.
If you are not good with taking something daily then the ring, the patch, the implantable devices are more of an option for you. The patient definitely has to think about what her long-term goals are. Does she need protection against sexually transmitted infections? Is she in a monogamous relationship, or she is in a monogamous relationship, but she doesn’t want any children for three or four or five years, the options are very different and that’s something that you will have to discuss with your doctor.
About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.
Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health
Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN
Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health