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!