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Birth Control Services

Birth control is a safe and easy way to prevent pregnancy. Some types of birth control can also help treat certain health problems or provide other health benefits - like making periods lighter and less painful.

Birth Control Services

Birth Control Counseling

There are more than a dozen methods of birth control, including the patch, the shot, the ring, the diaphragm and the pill. Birth control protects against pregnancy and can also treat certain health problems like irregular or painful periods.

When should I get it? - When you want to prevent pregnancy or treat specific health issues.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (EC) can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The sooner you take it, the higher your chances of preventing pregnancy. There are three types of EC: Plan B/Next Choice, Ella and the IUD. Emergency contraception is not an abortion pill and does not work if you’re already pregnant.

When should I get it? - After unprotected sex or a contraceptive failure if you want to prevent pregnancy.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs)

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) is one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control. Each method is safe and effective for most people, and can be removed at any time at a health center if you're ready to get pregnant.

When should I get it? - When you want to prevent pregnancy for at least three years, or treat specific health issues.

Vasectomies

A vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control where the tubes that bring sperm from the testes to the semen are cut or blocked. There is little to no recovery time after the procedure, as most patients can return to work the next day. Because vasectomies are permanent, they should only be considered if you’re sure you don’t want any, or any more, children.

When should I get it? - When you don’t want any, or any more, children.

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