Contraception


 

Choosing contraception to prevent pregnancy is a major decision for women. But it’s also important to plan for when you’ll be ready to get pregnant, because it helps direct your choice. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida provide comprehensive contraceptive services, from gynecologic exams and the full range of contraceptive options, to permanent solutions when your family is finished. Schedule an appointment to discuss your birth control options at one of our office locations in Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee, Florida

What factors should you consider when choosing birth control?

There’s a lot of information to sort through and a variety of personal factors to think about when choosing a method of contraception. One of the most important variables to consider is effectiveness.

The different methods of contraception have varying rates of effectiveness:

  • Intrauterine devices – nearly 100% effective
  • Sterilization – nearly 100% effective
  • Hormones (pills, injection, pellets, ring, or patch) – 91-94%
  • Diaphragm – 88%
  • Male condoms – 82%
  • Female condoms – 79%
  • Sponge – 76-88%

The biggest risk associated with the diaphragm, condoms, and sponge is whether or not you use it every time and use it correctly. There are other issues to consider with each method besides effectiveness:

  • Whether it’s permanent or reversible
  • Whether or not it prevents sexually transmitted diseases
  • Health risks
  • Side effects
  • Partner involvement
  • Cost

What contraceptive care is available at UroGyn Specialists of Florida?

When you come to UroGyn Specialists of Florida, you have access to comprehensive contraceptive care that meets your personal needs. We assess your medical history, and take the time to talk with you about all the different factors related to contraception decisions.

After performing a breast exam and a thorough pelvic exam, including a pap smear, your doctor at UroGyn Specialists of Florida will prescribe, implant, or inject your preferred method of birth control.

What is preconception counseling?

Birth control is the key to family planning, but there’s more to planning for a healthy baby than simply using contraception. It’s important to think about when you’ll have a baby, then to get preconception counseling before you try to get pregnant.

Preconception counseling identifies any health conditions you have or lifestyle concerns that might make it hard to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. It gives you the chance to learn about nutrients you need to take before getting pregnant to help avoid birth defects.

Finally, it’s good to talk about preconception planning when you visit us for birth control, because it makes you aware that being able to get pregnant diminishes with age. After the age of 30, you’re half as fertile as when you were in your 20s. If you’re approaching the age of 35 and you want to have a family, it’s time to come up with a plan.

 

About Us

UroGyn Specialists of Florida is proud to be an "all-in-one" gynecology and urogynecology team for their patients in the Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee areas in Florida. Christopher Walker, MD, FACOG, FICS, FPRMS, and his team believe in treating the entire woman. This all-in-one gynecology practice for women's health specializes in gynecology, urogynecology, cosmetic gynecology, aesthetic medicine, vaginal rejuvenation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. One out of three women today will have some type of urology issues in her lifetime, and the team at UroGyn Specialists wants to be there to help when these problems happen. Bladder infections, bladder leakage, rejuvenation of the pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis, heavy menstruation, vaginal discharge, PMS, hormone replacement, and many other women's health issues can be expertly addressed by the doctors. 

Many women delay getting the care that they need out of fear that the doctor will have "bad news" for them. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists want patients to know that virtually all gynecologic and urologic issues have a solution — but prompt attention is necessary. Call today to set up an appointment! 

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About Us

UroGyn Specialists of Florida is proud to be an "all-in-one" gynecology and urogynecology team for their patients in the Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee areas in Florida. Christopher Walker, MD, FACOG, FICS, FPRMS, and his team believe in treating the entire woman. This all-in-one gynecology practice for women's health specializes in gynecology, urogynecology, cosmetic gynecology, aesthetic medicine, vaginal rejuvenation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. One out of three women today will have some type of urology issues in her lifetime, and the team at UroGyn Specialists wants to be there to help when these problems happen. Bladder infections, bladder leakage, rejuvenation of the pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis, heavy menstruation, vaginal discharge, PMS, hormone replacement, and many other women's health issues can be expertly addressed by the doctors. 

Many women delay getting the care that they need out of fear that the doctor will have "bad news" for them. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists want patients to know that virtually all gynecologic and urologic issues have a solution — but prompt attention is necessary. Call today to set up an appointment! 


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UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.

Referrals are needed for the following insurances:

  • HMO's
  • Tricare
  • FHHS Rosen (every six months)
  • Wellcare (yearly)

Aetna
AvMed
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Digestive and Liver Center of Florida, P.A.
Florida Hospital
Health First
HealthEase
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Orlando Center For Outpatient Surgery
WellCare
WellMed
Winnie Palmer Hospital For Women & Babies
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    "He is a very understanding man. I would recommend him to any female with any female health concerns."

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    "All of my experience with Dr. Christopher Walker has been excellent! He has a wonderful, caring manner, he is very sensitive to the needs of his patients."

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    "Dr. Walker was the most compassionate, kind, caring, and professional doctor I have ever come across."

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    "I have been going to him for the past 7 years and I WILL NOT see anyone else. He makes you feel comfortable and safe. I would recommend him to everyone with a problem."

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    "Thank you so much Dr. Walker for all that you have done and what you will do to help your patients. You have truly been my hero."

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    "I couldn't be more thrilled. Dr. Walker is an amazing physician! Brilliant, kind and very thorough in explanation of procedure as well as follow-up."

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    "The first time meeting Dr. Walker, he was so patient, kind and considerate not only to me but to my family. He has been a blessing and I recommend him highly."

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    "Dr Chris Walker & his staff are the kindest, caring, respectful & compassionate staff I have ever experienced. They take time to explain the details of tests & results"

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    "Exceptional care! Great providers, great staff, great office. I cannot emphasize enough how happy I am with the much needed care I've received."

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