Birth Control

Birth Control Options


Mirena Birth Control

This little t-shaped device is 99% effective, and only needs to be replaced every five years. You go to a short visit to the doctor to evaluate if your state of health makes you a good candidate for Mirena.

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Paragard Birth Control

Paragard is very similar to Mirena. It is a t-shaped device that is placed in the uterus to block pregnancy. The main difference between Mirena and Paragard is that Paragard has absolutely no hormonal release.

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Nexplanon Birth Control

A small rod is inserted into the arm that will release hormones to prevent pregnancy. Nexplanon is 99% effective. Your period will probably be lighter after the treatment, but it may be a bit irregular as well.

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Skyla Birth Control

An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as a intrauterine contraceptive (IUC), is a small, flexible ”T” shaped device that is placed inside of the uterus.

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Tubal Sterilization

The Depo Shot

The Pill

The Pill Birth Control

A hormone pill is taken orally by you every single day, ideally around the same time. Requires a doctor’s visit where they will give you a prescription for the pill.

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Vaginal Ring

Vaginal Ring Birth Control

This form of birth control is self-administered once every 3 weeks, and is around 92% effective. Over the month the ring releases hormones into the body that may or may not cause side effect.

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The Patch

The Patch Birth Control

This method releases hormones through the skin into the blood stream. The patch must be replaced each week for three weeks. After the three weeks you go for a week without the patch.

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Plan B

Plan B Birth Control

At Family Planning Associates, we use Plan B® (“morning after pill”) for emergency contraception. Plan B is the first progestin-only emergency contraception to be approved by the FDA.

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