Contraception Specialist

Lori Lambert, M.D.

OB-GYN located in Orlando, FL

Women have more contraceptive choices than ever before. Dr. Lori Lambert, located in Orlando, Florida, assists women throughout the greater Orlando area in selecting the form of contraception that best suits their needs and lifestyle.

Contraception Q & A

What are the pros and cons of the pill?

The pill has been one of the most popular methods of birth control for more than three decades. Along with being nearly 100% effective, the pill also offers several other benefits, including reduced menstrual bleeding and cramping. It may prevent acne, anemia, and bone thinning, as well.

What are other popular choices?

  • Nuvaring, which involves the monthly insertion of a ring into the vagina
  • Depo-Provera, a shot given four times a year
  • IUDs, or intrauterine devices, (ParaGard IUD, Liletta, Skyla and Mirena IUD are among some brands), that provide from 3 to 10 years of birth control
  • Implantation birth control, such as Nexplanon, which is inserted beneath the skin and provides protection for three years
  • The patch, known as a transdermal contraceptive

Do all effective birth control choices involve taking hormones?

The majority of the birth control options do involve some type of hormones, and for most women, side effects are minor. Some, however, suffer mood swings and weight gain as a result. If that’s your situation, or for any other reason, you do not want to use a hormonal method, then a copper IUD may  be a good choice.

How does an  IUD work?

There are two types of IUDs. One does involve the release of hormones, (Mirena, Skyla, Liletta) specifically progesterone. However, the other (Paragard)relies on copper to prevent conception. A copper IUD is actually made of plastic but wrapped in a thin copper wire. It is T-shaped and inserted into the uterus by the physician. The copper's ions prevent sperm movement and, therefore, pregnancy. IUDs are 99% effective, and the Paragard IUD can last up to 10 years. The Mirena IUD can last up to 5 years.

Insurance Providers

Here are just some of the insurance we accept. To find out if your insurance is accepted, give our office a call!

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Choice
United Health Care