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Birth Control

No matter your age, our experienced providers will walk you through various birth control options available to help make the best decision for you.

  • Barrier methods (condoms, diaphragms, sponge, cervical cap) — Birth control you use each time you have sex.
  • Natural rhythm methods — Not using a type of birth control but instead avoiding sex and/or using birth control only on the days when you are most fertile (most likely to get pregnant). An ovulation home test kit or a fertility monitor can help you find your most fertile days.
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives or LARC methods (intrauterine devices, hormonal implants) — Birth control your provider inserts one time and you do not have to remember to use birth control every day or month. LARCs last for 3 to 10 years, depending on the method.
  • Short-acting hormonal methods (pill, mini pills, patch, shot, vaginal ring) — Birth control your provider prescribes that you take every day or month. The shot requires you to get a shot from your provider every three months.
  • Female sterilization (female tubal ligation or occlusion) — Birth control that prevents pregnancy for the rest of your life through surgery or a medical procedure.

Lakewood also offers additional surgery and hormone-free in-office procedures for heavy periods.


Contact us if you have any questions about birth control!

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