Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are hormonal contraceptives that contain small amounts of man-made estrogen and progestin hormones. These hormones work to inhibit the body’s natural cyclical hormones to prevent pregnancy.

Depo-Provera

Depo-Provera is a well-known brand name for medroxyprogesterone, a contraceptive injection for women that contains the hormone progestin. Depo-Provera is given as an injection once every three months. Depo-Provera typically suppresses ovulation, keeping your ovaries from releasing an egg.

Interuterine Device (IUD Placement)

There are two types of IUDs, hormonal and non-hormonal. Both types of IUDs work primarily by preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg. The copper IUD releases copper into the uterus, which works as a spermicide. The others release a form of the hormone progestin into the uterus. The progestin thickens the cervical mucus so that sperm can’t reach the egg.

Mirena

Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and placed into your uterus by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit. Mirena releases small amounts of hormone directly into the uterus and lasts for up to 5 years.

It is important to note that Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child. Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs.

Skyla

Skyla is a type of intrauterine device, also known as an IUD.  Skyla is a t-shaped device that’s placed in your uterus by your healthcare provider during a routine visit.  Skyla releases a progestin hormone locally into your uterus at a slow and continuous rate. It is estrogen-free and works continuously for up to 3 years.  Skyla is one of the most effective birth control options. It’s over 99% effective and works continuously for up to 3 years.

Nexplanon

Nexplanon is an implant designed to prevent pregnancy. It is a very small rod inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. The rod is not visible and the implant lasts for up to 4 years. It is over 99% effective.

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