Birth Control

Birth Control services offered in Mobile, AL

Birth Control

If you’re not ready to start a family or are certain you’re done having children, you can find the birth control solutions you need at Ringhoffer OB-GYN. In addition to birth control pills, injections, and rings, board-certified OB/GYN Carolyn Ringhoffer, MD, also offers long-lasting methods like Nexplanon® implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Dr. Ringhoffer helps you choose the most reliable birth control method and also provides guidance when you’re ready to conceive. Call the Mobile, Alabama, office today to schedule a birth control consultation or book an appointment online.

Birth Control Q & A

How does birth control work?

Birth control describes different methods that stop sperm from fertilizing eggs to prevent an unintended or unwanted pregnancy.

Hormonal birth control methods prevent the release of eggs from the ovary or can slow their travel through the fallopian tubes. Hormonal methods can also thicken the uterine lining to make it harder for sperm to travel to the egg.

Ringhoffer OB-GYN offers a selection of popular and effective birth control methods for adult women and adolescent girls.

Which birth control is a good fit for me?

Dr. Ringhoffer provides contraceptive counseling services to help you choose the most effective method based on your personal preferences and plans for your family.

She also reviews your medical history and evaluates your existing health to determine which method is a good fit.

If you’re currently unhappy with the birth control you use or exploring your options for the first time, schedule a consultation at Ringhoffer OB-GYN.

Dr. Ringhoffer can explain the different types of birth control methods she can prescribe. She also provides guidance if you’re currently using birth control but ready to start a family.

What birth control methods are available?

Ringhoffer OB-GYN makes a variety of birth control methods available, including hormonal birth control pills, rings, and Depo-Provera® injectables.

You might also be a candidate for:


An IUD is a T-shaped device that fits inside the uterus. There are hormonal (Mirena®) and nonhormonal IUD (Paragard) options available that provide 7-10 years of pregnancy protection.

Dr. Ringhoffer performs in-office procedures to place an IUD. She can also remove the device when you wish to become pregnant.


Nexplanon is a birth control implant that releases a steady stream of progestin hormones to stop ovulation. The implant also changes the lining of the uterus and thickens the mucus in the cervix to prevent sperm from reaching eggs.

Nexplanon implants offer continuous pregnancy protection for up to three years before you need a replacement.

Dr. Ringhoffer also performs tubal ligation procedures for women who no longer want to have children. During a minimally invasive surgery, she cuts or ties off the fallopian tubes, so eggs can’t travel to sperm.

Call Ringhoffer OB-GYN today to schedule a birth control consultation or book an appointment online.