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Family Planning and Contraception
Contraception and family planning is a huge part of a woman’s life. Determining when and how to start a family are important decisions.
You should feel comfortable talking these issues through with your healthcare practitioner. Our practice is committed to guiding and advising women on these critical questions throughout her lifetime.
What are the different types of contraception?
There are three main types of contraception. They include:
- Barrier method – will block sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg.
- Hormonal method –controls the hormones in a woman’s bloodstream, preventing her from ovulating. These can be prescribed as pills or injectables.
- Permanent methods – total sterilization.
What contraception do you offer?
Our practice offers a wide variety of reversible contraceptive methods including:
- The pill
- Hormonal patch
- Vaginal ring
- Plan B® pill
- Depo Provera
- IUDs- copper IUD, progesterone (Mirena®) IUD
We can also discuss the pros and cons of other types of contraception available without a prescription, including condoms, sponge, the rhythm method and spermicides.