We provide a full range of contraceptive choices for our patients. Options include:
Traditional oral contraceptive pills that are taken daily and result in a monthly period. Very low doses are available for patients who would like to limit the amount of hormones they take.
Contraceptive pills that are taken daily, but result in a period every three months.
Contraceptive patch that is worn on a weekly basis. Normal monthly periods are experienced.
A ring (the Nuva Ring) which is worn vaginally for 21 days. The patient can expect to have a monthly period.
Implanon/Nexplanon, which is a 4cm progesterone based rod that is placed in the patient's arm. This method is approved to provide contraception for 3 years and the most common side effect is irregular vaginal bleeding.
Mirena Intrauterine Device, which is a progesterone based IUD that is approved for 5 years of contraception and that is commonly used to treat patients with heavy bleeding.
Paraguard Intrauterine Device, a non-hormonal device which can be used for up to 10 years.
A Diaphragm, a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim that acts as a cervical barrier.
Many forms of permanent sterilization including laparoscopic tubal ligation and two forms of tubal occlusion using Adiana or Essure. The latter 2 procedures can often be done in the office under sedation.