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Contraception is a very personal decision, and it begins by selecting the method that’s most comfortable and most practical based on the woman’s lifestyle and preferences. Women's offers a comprehensive selection of birth control options to help every woman take control of her health and her future and get the best form of contraception for her needs. we provide personalized guidance to ensure every woman feels comfortable in the option she selects.

Contraception Q & A

What types of contraception does Women's OBGYN provide?

We offer several options of birth control, including:

  • Birth control pills

  • IUDs

  • Diaphragms

  • Birth control implants

  • Sterilization

  • Tubal ligation

  • Hysterectomy, including minimally-invasive hysterectomy

How do birth control arm implants work?

The arm implant type of birth control is very popular because it remains effective for up to 3 years, and because it can be implanted in a very simple procedure that takes just a few minutes to perform.

Insertion of the implant requires a small nick in the skin to enable the device to be placed just beneath the surface of the skin. Once in place, the implant won’t be visible, but it can be felt by pressing gently on the skin around it.

While it’s in place, the implant will slowly release hormones to prevent pregnancy. After 3 years, it can be removed and replaced right in the office.

How do IUDs work?

IUDs use copper coatings to create an environment inside the uterus that’s inhospitable to sperm. Some IUDs also use hormones to provide an extra level of protection against unwanted pregnancy. IUDs are shaped like a capital “T,” and they’re inserted in a simple in-office procedure that’s similar to a routine pelvic exam. 

Though it happens rarely, an IUD can fall out, so feeling for this tail is important to ensuring protection is being provided during sex.

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