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ExternalExternal condoms are thin, stretchy pouches that you wear on the penis during sex. Condoms provide great protection from both pregnancy and STDs. Condoms need to be placed on the penis before sex. They are easy to use and easy to get.
Internal Female or Internal condoms are inserted into the vagina to protect from pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.
This is a way to track your menstrual cycle and when you are most fertile. This is an excellent method to assist in becoming pregnant.
Depo (AKA Depo-Provera) is 94% effective and is an injection you get from a nurse or doctor once every 3 months. It’s a safe, convenient, and private birth control method that works really well if you get it on time. You can also learn to give your own injection, if you prefer.
The diaphragm and FemCap are barrier methods that are 75% effective and are only effective if used with spermicide and placed correctly in the vagina prior to any intercourse. It needs to remain in place for 8 hours after sexual activity.
Like all birth control, emergency contraception is not 100% effective. We recommend getting a pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after taking emergency contraception, such as Ella or Plan B. EllaElla emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after sex. It is more effective than other morning-after pills, but you need a prescription to get it, which means you need a provider to give it to you. Ella lowers your chances of getting pregnant by 85 percent if you take it within 5 days after unprotected sex.
Plan B Plan B works best when you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. You do not need a prescription for Plan B, it is available on a walk-in basis. Plan B can lower your chance of getting pregnant by 75-89% if you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex.
The birth control implant (AKA Nexplanon) is 99% effective and is a tiny, thin rod about the size of a matchstick inserted in upper arm, just under skin. The implant releases hormones into your body that prevent you from getting pregnant. The implant is effective for three years, but can be removed sooner.
An IUD is 99% effective and a tiny device that is inserted in your uterus by a medical provider to prevent pregnancy. It is long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there. The IUD is placed during an office visit and is effective from 5-10 years, depending on the type used. We offer the following IUD’s at the clinics: ParaGard (copper) is good for 10 years, Mirena (8 years), and Kyleena (5 years) both have low-dose hormone.
The birth control ring (AKA NuvaRing) is 91% effective and a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear inside your vagina. The small, flexible ring prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones into your body. You replace the ring each month and it is very effective if you always use it the right way.
The transdermal contraceptive patch is 91% effective and a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin of your belly, upper arm, butt, or back. Put a new patch on every week for 3 weeks, and it releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. Then you get a week off before you repeat the cycle.
Birth control pills are 91% effective and a kind of medicine with hormones that you take every day to prevent pregnancy. There are many different brands of pills. The pill is safe, affordable, and effective if you always take it on time.
We do consultations for referrals for vasectomies or tubal ligations.