GynecologyBirth Control

Contraception options that fit your life.

Are you being pulled in a hundred different directions and can’t possibly remember to take a daily birth control pill? Do you want to be able to stop using contraception at a moment’s notice to start a family? With so many options available, you have the ability to choose the birth control that works for your unique situation, and we’re here to help you make that choice.

What are the advantages of using birth control?

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Family planning

Birth control can be used to control the number and timing of your children. It can also be used to make sure you prevent any unplanned pregnancies until you decide you are ready to begin growing your family.

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Health benefits

Certain types of birth control can offer added health benefits, such as reducing heavy bleeding, eliminating hormonal acne, and regulating the frequency of your periods.

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Disease prevention

Depending on the type of contraception, you may lower your chances of contracting sexually transmitted infections and prevent certain cancers.

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What methods can I choose from?

At Garrison Women’s Health, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health, and that goes for your birth control, too.

No matter what you choose, we’ll help you understand how it works, how to use it, and any side effects and health benefits that may come with it.

  • Birth control pills

  • Injections

  • Vaginal rings

  • Skin patches

  • IUDs

  • Implanons

  • Diaphragms

  • Natural family planning

  • Emergency contraception

  • Non-prescription methods

What is long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)?

Long-acting reversible contraceptives are methods of birth control that provide effective contraception for an extended period of time. IUDs (intrauterine devices), injections, and subdermal contraceptive implants all fit into this category.

LARCs are extremely effective and growing in popularity due to the "set it and forget it" convenience and peace of mind they afford. They're also covered by most insurances. The kicker? They're reversible and easily removed anytime.

Talk to your health provider about whether a LARC might be a good option for you.

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