Our OB/GYN providers offer sensitive guidance as you choose which method of family planning is right for you. We will evaluate your health history and stage of life and advise you which method might best match your intentions for avoiding and perhaps eventually achieving a pregnancy.
Young women who have not yet initiated sexual activity may want to come and learn about their options for birth control before initiating physical intimacy. Using pelvic models and charts the practitioner can inform you of the normal physiology of your menstrual cycle and describe the impact that different options for birth control might have on your body.
Choices of birth control that are presented include, but may not be limited to the following: combined oral contraceptive pills, patches, and rings; progestin only pills, Depo Provera injections; Paragard, Mirena and Skyla IUDs; diaphragms and Fertility Awareness/Natural Family Planning
More permanent methods of birth control such as the Essure and tubal ligation are discussed with the Physicians.
• Bedsider Birth Control Support Network: http://bedsider.org/
• What method is right for you? http://bedsider.org/methods
• Nexplanon Implant: http://www.nexplanon.com/en/consumer/
• Paragard IUD: http://paragard.com/
• Mirena IUD: http://www.mirena-us.com/index.php
• Skyla IUD: http://www.skyla-us.com/index.php?ecid=skyla:ps:de:psl:psl:41640:103763
• Fertility Awareness: http://fertility-awareness.com/
Written by Agnes Densmore, CNM and Kara Govoni, CNM