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Birth Control Options

At our patient-oriented Center, we are here to give you many Birth Control Options.

If you are having a termination of pregnancy at our Center, we can provide you with birth control options for three months following your procedure. This gives you time to schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN for a women’s wellness exam.

We offer several birth control options on the day of your procedure: Pill, Depo Provera Injection, Nuva Ring or Condoms.

As part of our Gynecology Practice we also offer more long-term options including the Mirena IUD, the Paragard IUD, Skyla IUD and the Nexplanon implant.

Birth Control Pill | Depo Provera Injection | Nuva RingCondomsNexplanon | Mirena IUD | Paragard IUD | Skyla IUD

Birth Control Pill

  • 99% effective.
  • You should take one pill daily, at approximately the same time.
  • Can help regulate periods and minimize cramping and bleeding.
  • Can be stopped at any time to resume fertility.
  • Spotting may occur during the first three months of use.
  • Women should be in good health without a history of heart attack, stroke or blood clots.
  • If a woman is a smoker and over the age of 35, she is not eligible for the combined hormone oral contraceptives.

Depo Provera Injection

  • 99% effective.
  • One injection (given at your medical provider’s office) every 12 weeks.
  • Irregular periods or no periods may occur.
  • Can take up to 2-3 years to resume fertility.
  • Women who smoke even if over the age of 35 can use Depo-Provera.
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Nuva Ring

  • 99% effective.
  • The woman inserts the ring into the vagina, where it stays for 3 weeks (21 days). It is removed for 1 week and that is when menstrual period occurs.
  • Can help regulate periods, less cramping and bleeding.
  • Can cause irregular bleeding through the first few cycles.
  • Ring can (rarely) dislodge without the woman’s knowledge.
  • Women should be in good health without a history of heart attack, stroke or blood clots.
  • If a woman is a smoker and over the age of 35, she is not eligible for the vaginal contraceptive ring.
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Condoms

  • 97% effective with correct usage.
  • Condoms must be placed on the erect penis before any vaginal contact occurs to be effective.
  • Can help prevent some sexually transmitted infections.
  • For women or men who are allergic to latex, non-latex condoms are available.
  • Female condoms are also available.
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Financial Assistance for Long-Acting Birth Control

Ask about financial assistance and/or payment plans which may be available for the long-acting birth control devices such as IUD and Nexplanon.

Nexplanon (Implant)

  • 99% effective.
  • A capsule containing progestin hormone only (matchstick size) is implanted just below the skins surface in a woman’s upper arm for up to 3 years.
  • Fertility is resumed once the device is removed.
  • Can cause an increase in menstrual symptoms (bleeding and cramping).
  • Women who smoke even if they are over 35 can use Nexplanon.
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Mirena IUD

  • 99% effective.
  • This small plastic device prevents a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus.
  • A physician will insert the device into the women’s uterus that can stay in place for up to 5 years.
  • A woman should check periodically to make sure the IUD string is in place.
  • It contains progestin hormone, which helps minimize menstrual symptoms (bleeding and cramping).
  • Fertility is resumed once the device is removed.
  • The device can be expelled without the women’s knowledge.
  • Women who smoke even if they are over 35 can use Mirena.
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ParaGard IUD

  • 99% effective.
  • The small T shaped device prevents a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus.
  • A physician will insert the device into the women’s uterus that can stay in place for up to 10 years.
  • A woman should check periodically to make sure the IUD string is in place.
  • Can cause heavier periods.
  • Fertility is resumed once the device is removed.
  • The device can be expelled without the women’s knowledge.
  • Women who smoke even if they are over 35 can use ParaGard.
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Skyla IUD

  • 99% effective.
  • The small T shaped device prevents a fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus.
  • A physician will insert the device into the women’s uterus that can stay in place for up to 3 years.
  • A woman should check periodically to make sure the IUD string is in place.
    • It contains a low-dose of hormone, which helps minimize menstrual symptoms (bleeding and cramping).
  • Fertility is resumed once the device is removed.
  • The device can be expelled without the women’s knowledge.
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