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Birth Control/Contraception

Birth Control/Contraception

A number of different birth control methods are available. Your medical provider will examine you and recommend those that meet your needs.


None of the birth control methods listed below protect against HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)For more information on HIV and STDs »

IUD

An intrauterine device placed in the uterus through the vagina. There are several different options.

Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a flexible dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of the cervix. Used during sexual intercourse it can prevent pregnancy. Your medical provider will measure your vagina to find the correct size and fit for you.

Mirena

Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD system placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Read more »

Paragard

Paragard® is a copper-releasing device that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. Read more »

Nexplanon

A small flexible and soft drug releasing birth control implant, it is placed under the skin on the inside of your upper arm hidden from view. Read more »

Nuvaring

A small flexible vaginal ring. You place it in the vagina for three weeks and then replace it with a new one a week later. Read more »

Depo Provera

An intramuscular injection that is given every 3 months.

Oral Contraceptives

Everyday pill taken by mouth. There are many different options.