There are many types of birth control, or contraception, available. CHOICES is here to help you find the one that is right for you.
People use birth control for a variety of reasons, whether it be to prevent pregnancy, regulate periods, treat a medical condition, or a number of other valid reasons.
Making decisions about birth control is not easy – there are many things to think about. Learning about birth control methods you or your partner can use and talking with your doctor are good ways to get started.
There is no “best” method of birth control. Each method has its pros and cons, and everyone has their own unique preferences for which method they like to use. The birth control method you choose should take into account your overall health, sexual preferences (your sexual orientation, how often you have sex, the number of sexual partners you have, etc.), if you want to have children, how effective each method is at preventing pregnancy, any potential side effects, and your comfort level with using the method.
Birth Control Consultation
Includes a discussion of your medical history and birth control options with a nurse practitioner and a prescription for the birth control of your choice. This type of appointment does not include lab work or a physical exam.
LARCs (IUDs and Implants)
LARCs are long-acting, reversible contraception methods such as the arm implant, Nexplanon®, progestin intrauterine systems Liletta® and Mirena®, and the copper intrauterine device, ParaGard®. All of these methods are safe and have less than a 1% failure rate for typical users (World Health Organization, 2010).
Two types of Long Acting Reversible Contraception methods (ParaGard and Liletta) are available at NO COST TO YOU through our LARC Program- click here to learn more
Covered services include initial/counseling visit, device cost and insertion visit, STI testing, cervical cancer screening (if indicated), and one follow-up visit.
CHOICES is committed to providing patient centered care without discriminating against patients on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, parental status, body size, or any characteristic protected by law.