Renee Mestad, MD, is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate Medical University.
Phexxi, a nonhormonal gel, offers new birth control option
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new nonhormonal birth control method that women can use "on demand." Phexxi may be a good option for some women, explains Renee Mestad, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate. She goes over how the contraceptive gel works, its effectiveness and potential side effects.