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Birth Control Specialist

David L. Greenspan, MD

OB-GYN located in Phoenix, AZ

If you’re looking for birth control, you want a provider who offers plenty of options so you can find a method that works best for you. David L. Greenspan, MD, offers a complete array of contraceptive solutions at his Phoenix, Arizona OB/GYN practice. Whether you want to put off having children for now, or wish to no longer have children, scheduling a consultation is the best way to learn more about your options so you can select a birth control method you’re comfortable with. Call today to make your appointment with Dr. Greenspan, or schedule your appointment online.

Birth Control Q & A

What types of birth control does Dr. Greenspan offer?

Dr. Greenspan understands the critical importance of having a birth control method that’s effective, convenient and “pleasant” to use. As a result, he offers women a wide range of birth control options so they can select the method that’s ideal for them. At his practice, he offers:

    • Birth control pills or patch
    • Nuvaring
    • Depo Provera injections
    • IUDs
    • Diaphragms
    • Tubal ligation and sterilization: For women who no longer wish to have children

Scheduling a consultation is the best way to find out about all your options so you can choose the best one for your needs. Dr. Greenspan will help you determine which options are most appropriate for your lifestyle. 

How is an IUD inserted?

IUD insertion takes less than 15 minutes, and insertion is performed right in the office. During your visit, you’ll lie on your back on the exam table and Dr. Greenspan will use a lubricated speculum to gently widen your vaginal canal.

Next, he’ll insert one end of the IUD into your uterus, entering through the uterine opening (or cervix). This portion of the IUD serves as an “anchor” to hold the device in place. The IUD’s “tail” extends into your vaginal canal.

An IUD needs to be replaced every 3-10 years, depending on the type of IUD you have and other factors.

How do IUDs work?

An IUD is a small, t-shaped, device that interrupts the movement of sperm. Some IUDs use copper to stimulate the production of a fluid that’s harmless to you, but toxic to sperm.

Some IUDs use hormones for protection against pregnancy. These kinds of IUDs release a small amount of progestin which can thicken cervical mucus to help prevent sperm reaching the uterus. If you are planning to become pregnant, you can have the IUD removed at any time by a medical professional like Dr. Greenspan.

Dr. Greenspan can discuss the different kinds of IUDs and help you determine the best fit for your lifestyle and needs. 

What happens during a diaphragm fitting?

Diaphragms fit snugly over the cervix to keep sperm from entering the uterus.

During your fitting, Dr. Greenspan will use a speculum to gently widen your vaginal canal. Then, he’ll “try on” different sizes until he finds one that’s an ideal fit.

Diaphragms are used in combination with spermicides to improve their efficacy.

What is arm implant birth control?

The arm implant uses the same hormones as birth control pills, but the implant releases the hormones slowly, over time, to provide protection for up to 3 years.

The implant is small, slim, and flexible. It’s inserted through a tiny nick or puncture in your upper arm after the skin has been numbed with a local anesthetic.

Once the implant is in place, Dr. Greenspan will place a small bandage over the insertion site.

You won’t see the implant, but if you press gently on your skin, you’ll be able to feel it.