The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted in your upper arm by a medical professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years, eases period cramps, and can be removed at anytime.
An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small T-shaped form of birth control that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s highly effective, protects you from getting pregnant for years, and you can have it removed at anytime.
Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy and can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception like the copper IUD and morning-after pill stop sperm from meeting the egg.
Birth control questions…we all have them. With the variety of methods, countless brand names and unique interactions, there’s a lot to know and a lot to be confused about. Confusion is the last thing we want you to experience when it comes to birth control so we’re answering our patients’ most frequently asked questions.
The birth control pill is safe and simple to use. Not to mention, it can clear up acne and make your periods lighter. Watch this cute, short video to learn more about The Pill!
Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting. And those methods range from non-hormonal and hormonal to single use and long-lasting use.
Ashley with Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest shares her experience with birth control as a migraine sufferer.
New York Abortion Access Fund Co-Chair and self-proclaimed feminist Alison Turkos jumped head first (or should we say uterus first?) into 2015 with one of the first noteworthy viral moments of the year: #TurkosIUD.
More women are choosing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) methods, including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormone implants, according to data recently release by the CDC.
Question: What do you think is the most effective way for sexually active teens to reduce their risk of pregnancy?
If you answered IUD and implants – also called long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) – your thinking is aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The health organization recently updated its contraception policy and recommended that LARC methods be the first-line approach to birth control among young women aged 15 to 19 years old.