Birth Control

Pregnancy Support Center does not recommend or supply any type of birth control. The material below is for educational purposes only.

Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal methods include pills, injections, rings, implants and patches. With most hormonal methods, a woman takes or receives hormones to prevent ovulation which then prevents an egg from being produced; therefore a pregnancy cannot occur. Hormonal methods are used primarily to prevent pregnancies and do not protect against STDs.

Injections

The progestin injection provides protection against pregnancy for 3 months, which means 4 injections are needed in a year. This method is used primarily to prevent pregnancies and does not protect against STDs.

Ring

The ring is placed in the upper vagina and releases estrogen and progestin continuously. It is worn for 21 days and removed for 7 days for menstruation to occur. This method is used primarily to prevent pregnancies and does not protect against STDs.

The Patch

An adhesive patch, which releases estrogen and progestin, is placed directly on the skin. One patch lasts 1 week and is replaced each week for 3 weeks and removed on the 4th week for menstruation to occur. This method is used primarily to prevent pregnancies and does not protect against STDs.

The Implant

An implant (a small plastic rod), is inserted under the skin in the upper arm. It releases progestin which prevents ovulation. It is inserted by the doctor and protects against pregnancies for 3 years. If you become pregnant while using the implant, you have a slightly higher chance that the pregnancy will be ectopic (occurring outside the womb) than do women who do not use birth control. Ectopic pregnancies can cause serious internal bleeding, infertility, and even death. This method is used primarily to prevent pregnancies and does not protect against STDs.

IUD

A small plastic or metal device is inserted into the uterus. It stops the egg from being fertilized and can remain in the body for 5 to 10 years. This method is used primarily to prevent pregnancies and does not protect against STDs.

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