Birth Control Options
Women spend an average of thirty years trying to prevent pregnancy. Our providers will consult with you
about your lifestyle and preferences before recommending the birth control options that are best for you.
We stay up-to-date with the latest and safest proven methods and offer the most up to date information.
Permanent Birth Control
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
For those who prefer this option, we perform a minimally invasive surgery to remove the fallopian tubes.
The surgery is performed in the hospital or outpatient clinic and requires anesthesia and a very small
incision in your abdomen. Often this procedure 6 weeks postpartum or in with a schedule cesarean
section, when a woman is certain she is finished having children.
Average Recovery: You will need to rest for approximately 4-7 days after surgery and may experience
some pain in your abdomen, slight vaginal bleeding and discomfort from gas. After your short recovery
you will not need to use an alternate form of birth control and can resume activities.
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs)
Paragard (copper IUD)
This non-hormonal birth control is good for up to ten years.
Several IUDs have progesterone only and are designed to prevent pregnancy and manage bleeding.
These IUDs range from three to six years: Skyla, Kyleena, Mirena, and Liletta
This is a progesterone only device that is implanted in the non-dominant arm and provides birth control
for up to three years.
Combination Birth Control
Combination birth control includes both female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There
are many different combinations of birth control pills to choose from that are taken daily.
Birth Control Patch changed weekly.
Nuva Ring (vaginal ring) changed once per month
Progesterone Only Methods (excluding IUD)
Progesterone only birth control pills that are requires to take daily
Medroxyprogesterone injection every 12 weeks.