Contraceptive Counseling

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What is Birth Control?

Contraception is the regular use of a birth control method/s to prevent pregnancy. There are many options available to women and men that will greatly reduce the risk of pregnancy although no method is 100% effective.

Birth control methods work in different ways to prevent pregnancy, including:

  • Creating a barrier that blocks sperm from reaching the egg
  • Killing sperm
  • Preventing eggs from being released by the ovaries
  • Changing the cervical mucus to hinder sperm from moving into the uterus
  • Altering the tissue lining the uterus so that a fertilized egg cannot implant

Types of Birth Control

Birth control has been used for thousands of years. At New River Women’s Health, our priority is to make sure you are well informed regarding birth control methods. We partner with you in determining the best contraceptive choice when it comes to family planning. If you’re trying to choose, learning about each method may help you make your decision.

There are many options available including:

  • Abstinence
  • Fertility Awareness Based Methods
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Birth Control Patch
  • Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)
  • Birth Control Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon)
  • NuvaRing
  • Cervical Cap (FemCap)
  • Diaphragm
  • Condom
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Tubal Sterilization

When it comes to contraception, we strive to empower women with knowledge so the best most effective treatment can be used.

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