Our goal is to help you make the most informed decision about the birth control that’s right for your body. Forms of contraception that we offer include:

 

  • Oral contraceptive pills – A tablet that is taken once a day, at the same everyday. Generally the simplest, cheapest and most flexible form of birth control. There are a few different types of oral contraceptive pills, and we would be happy to discuss which pill would be the most suitable for you, if you decide that the pill is the best contraceptive method for you.
    Pros:
    ⁃    Simple to use
    ⁃    Extremely effective when taken as directed
    ⁃    Some pills may reduce heavy and painful periods and acne
    Cons:
    ⁃    May cause headaches, mood swings, breast tenderness, nausea, weight gain, changes in your menstrual cycle
    ⁃    Does not protect against HIV/STIs
    ⁃    Requires a daily regimen
  • Intrauterine Device (IUDs) – A small, flexible plastic device wrapped in copper that is inserted in the uterus during a minor, in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia. Usually for women who are looking for an alternative to hormonal contraceptives and who want simple to use and highly reliable long-term birth control.
    Pros:
    ⁃    Effective for 3-6 years, but can be removed at any time
    ⁃    One of the most reliable contraceptive methods
    ⁃    Suitable for women who wish to avoid daily, weekly, or monthly regimen
    ⁃    Is not effected by other medications
    ⁃    Can offer an alternative to women affected by estrogen
    Cons:
    ⁃    May cause cramps, irregular periods, headaches, tenderness, and acne
    ⁃    Does not protect against HIV/STIs
  • Depo Provera – An contraceptive injection of a type of progestin given in-office every three months.
    Pros:
    ⁃    Lasts for 3 months and does not require daily or weekly attention
    ⁃    May reduce heavy and painful periods
    Cons:
    ⁃    Requires a monthly regimen
    ⁃    May cause headaches, mood swings, weight gain, abdominal discomfort, irregular periods
    ⁃    Potential lose in bone density if used for more than 2 years in a row
    ⁃    Does not protect against HIV/STIs
  • NuvaRing® – A plastic ring that is inserted in the vagina by you. It releases both estrogen and progesterone that works in a similar fashion to the combination pill but only needs to be inserted once a month.
    Pros:
    ⁃    Highly effective
    ⁃    Does not require daily attention
    ⁃    Easy to insert and remove
    Cons:
    ⁃    Requires a monthly regimen
    ⁃    May cause vaginal discharge, discomfort and irritation in the vagina if not inserted properly
    ⁃    May cause headaches, mood swings, irregular periods, weight gain
    ⁃    Does not protect against HIV/STIs
  • Sterilization –  For women who are certain that they are done having children. There are several different forms of sterilization available (one of the methods we use is Essure) and we can help you find the right treatment for your body.