Birth Control Options

The Center for Reproductive Health offers several birth controls options, so you can find the method that works best for you.

Birth Control Implant

This method of birth control, also known as Nexplanon, is a flexible implant inserted by one of our experienced providers. This implant is placed in the upper part of your non-dominant arm. The process typically only takes a few minutes and if you decide to change your birth control, you can have the implant removed at any time.

Intrauterine device (IUD)

This method of birth control is a t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are the most common type of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). An IUD can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years or more, depending on the specific type. If you do decide to become pregnant, your provider can remove your IUD.

Injection (Depo shot)

The birth control injection, commonly called the depo shot, is a long-term injectable, reversible steroid method of contraception. This form of birth control provides 3 months of continuous contraception.

Oral Contraceptives

Oral contraceptives are also known also known as birth control pills. Oral contraceptives are taken orally (by mouth) once a day. This type of birth control is most effective when taken consistently the same time every day.

Bilateral Tubal Sterilization

A tubal sterilization also referred as “tying your tubes” or “tubal” is a form of permanent birth control. This type of birth control is completed by a laparoscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive surgery using a thin, telescopic rod with a camera at the end to see inside your body without opening it all the way up.