Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Contraception Specialist

Much of women's health focuses on pregnancy and prevention of pregnancy. At Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates in Milford and Westport, Connecticut, women have access to comprehensive health care from our OB-GYN's that includes contraception, pregnancy care, gynecological care, and even surgery.

Contraception Q & A

Is There a Difference Between Contraception and Birth Control?

The short answer is yes; there is a difference. However, much of the differences come down to how we use the words. All birth control methods are contraception, but not all contraception is birth control. Birth control is primarily a hormonal product that helps to prevent pregnancy from beginning. Contraception, which includes birth control, also includes all of the devices used to prevent pregnancy such as IUDs, condoms, and even Plan B.

How Do I Know Which Option - Birth Control or Contraception - Is Best for Me?

One of the key things to consider is how much you really know about all of the options available. Dr. Sivkin is the only licensed sex therapist in the state of Connecticut, and as such, she makes an excellent source of information and resource for finding the best options for preventing pregnancy based on your lifestyle.

Does It Really Matter Which Type of Contraception I Use?

Yes, each type can affect your health in a variety of ways. There is more at risk than just an unwanted pregnancy. STDs, HPV, and HIV are three reasons that make choosing the right type of contraception not only important but also potentially life-saving. Not every form of birth control or contraception prevents the spread of STDs, HPV, or HIV. It is very important to see your local OB-GYN about which type of contraception is right for you.

What is the Best Method of Contraception to Use and Still be Sexually Active?

Male or female condoms work really well to help stop the spread of STDs, HPV, and HIV. Condoms should be made from latex as they are most effective. Condoms made from sheepskin or other natural products may not stop the transmission of STDs, HPV, or HIV.

At What Age Should I Consider Birth Control for My Children?

There is no exact age to start birth control. For a more precise answer, talk with Dr. Sivkin about contraception and minors.

Insurance

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
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