Services

Contraception

Oral Contraception

We offer a wide variety of birth control pills. We will discuss with you which of the numerous pills on the market might be right for you.

Ortho-Evra® Contraceptive Patch

The birth control patch is a hormonal contraceptive that is changed once a week.

NuvaRing®

A flexible vaginal ring that releases hormones over three weeks to prevent pregnancy.

Depo-Provera®

A contraceptive injection given once every three months to prevent pregnancy. This injection can be administered in our office.

Diaphragm

A diaphragm is a latex barrier that is a soft, shallow dome that covers the cervix. It is used in conjunction with spermicidal jelly, foam, or cream. A physician will fit you for the right sized diaphragm.

Mirena® Intrauterine System (IUS)

The IUS is a long-term form of contraception consisting of a small device that is inserted in the uterus. It releases hormones directly onto the endometrium to prevent pregnancy and reduce menstrual bleeding for up to five years.

Natural Family Planning

Your physician can educate you on the way to prevent pregnancy the non-medicine way by using menstrual cycles, basal body temperature and ovulation cycles.

Tubal Ligation

Tubal sterilization is a type of surgery that prevents you from getting pregnant. It closes off your fallopian tubes (which carries an egg to your uterus each month). When the tubes are closed, sperm can't reach the egg, thus preventing a pregnancy.

Sterilization won't make you less feminine. It doesn't cause weight gain or facial hair. It won't decrease your sexual pleasure or cause menopause. It's important to know that sterilization won't protect you against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Always use a condom during each sexual activity to prevent STDs.

Closing the fallopian tubes for sterilization can be done in several ways. Tubal ligation is when the tubes are closed off by tying and cutting. They are also closed by sealing (cautery) or by applying clips, clamps or rings. A small piece of the fallopian tube is removed and the ends are sealed by cautery.