Contraception

Long-Acting Birth Control Options:

 

Nexplanon injections and removals

  • Nexplanon is a birth control implant that lasts for up to 3 years and is over 99% effective.  
  • It is a small, thin and flexible arm implant that provides up to 3 years of continuous birth control.
  • It’s placed discreetly under the skin of your inner, upper arm by your health care provider. It’s also reversible and can be removed by your health care provider at any time during the 3-year period.
  • You may become pregnant as early as a week after the removal of Nexplanon
  • Nexplanon must be removed by the end of the third year and may be replaced by a new implant at the time of removal, if you wish to continue preventing pregnancy with Nexplanon.
  • Less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use Nexplanon for 1 year.

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Permanent Sterilization

  • Surgical sterilization is a safe, highly effective, permanent, and convenient form of contraception.

Liletta IUD

  • Liletta is an IUD that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
  • Liletta is proven to be >99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to 4 years.
  • It is a reversible form of birth control. Your healthcare provider can remove it any time.

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Short-Acting Birth Control Options:

 

Diaphragm

  • A diaphragm is a shallow, bendable cup that you put inside your vagina. It covers your cervix during sex to prevent pregnancy.
  • A diaphragm is a form of birth control that’s a shallow cup shaped like a little saucer that’s made of soft silicone. You bend it in half and insert it inside your vagina to cover your cervix.

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NuvaRing

  • NuvaRing is a small, flexible vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy. You put it in for 3 weeks, take it out, then put a new one in a week later. It’s just as effective as the pill when used as directed, and you don’t have to think about taking it every day.

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Ortho Evra Patch

  • The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin of your belly, upper arm, butt, or back.
  • Put a new patch on every week for 3 weeks, and it releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. Then you get a week off before you repeat the cycle.

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Birth Control Pills

  • Ask Dr. McCord about which birth control pill option is right for you

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