Contraception Specialist

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

If you’re interested in protecting yourself from pregnancy, ACE OBGYN in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, offers a comprehensive array of birth control options. Stefan Novac, MD, FACOG, and his knowledgeable team educate and guide you as you consider the best contraception for your lifestyle. Call the office, or use the online scheduler to book now.

Contraception Q & A

What forms of contraception are available?

ACE OBGYN offers a wide range of choices to meet your changing birth control needs. Some of the offerings are:

  • Birth control pills and patches
  • IUDs
  • Condoms
  • Vaginal rings
  • Diaphragms
  • Implants
  • Injections

Another popular way to prevent pregnancy is to use the rhythm method, but Dr. Novac cautions that this is not always a foolproof strategy.

What is Skyla?

Skyla is a T-shaped IUD that Dr. Novac places into your uterus during your appointment at ACE OBGYN. It’s made of a pliable plastic that works well with your natural movements. The procedure is not invasive and only takes a few minutes.

The active ingredient in Skyla is levonorgestrel, which triggers your cervix to produce thick mucus that makes it difficult for sperm to make it to the uterus or for a fertilized egg to attach and become viable.

Women choose Skyla because it’s 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and works for three years. You’ll like the convenience of not having to remember pills or condoms and the fact that this method of contraception is reversible if you decide to get pregnant.

What is Mirena?

If you want to prevent pregnancy for as long as five years, consider the Mirena intrauterine system. Like Skyla, Mirena is 99% effective at contraception. An additional benefit of Mirena and the main reason why some women choose it is its ability to treat heavy periods.

Other aspects of Mirena that make it a top choice for an IUD is that it’s free of estrogen, can be reversed and is extremely low maintenance. The only requirement for Mirena is for you to do a monthly thread check. It’s quick and easy. Dr. Novac shows you how to do the thread check when he places the Mirena IUD in your uterus.

What is Kyleena?

Kyleena is almost identical to Skyla. Each releases a slow dose of levonorgestrel to block pregnancy. The main difference in the two types is that Kyleena works for up to five years while Skyla only works for three years.

Like Mirena, it’s also important to do a monthly thread check. Dr. Novac demonstrates how to do it so you understand what you need to do once a month.

To learn which form of contraception is the best fit for you, call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book now.