Most contraceptive services currently available in the United States may be obtained at the Family Planning Clinic either through direct services or by referral. The following direct services are available:
Oral contraceptives or birth control pills
Combination pills (estrogen and progestin) and progestin-only pills.
Diaphragm and cervical caps
These are both barrier methods of birth control which are inserted before intercourse.
Condoms are a barrier method that also protects against many STDs. They should be used with spermicide to prevent pregnancy.
“The shot” is given every three months. It is convenient and very effective.
There are currently two types of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in this country. The Copper T 380A is good for 10 years, and the "Mirena," a progesterone intrauterine system, is effective for five years. Both are safe and effective.
NuvaRing- Is a comfortable, flexible contraceptive ring that is about two inches in diameter and used to prevent pregnancy. You insert NuvaRing into your vagina once a month. NuvaRing stays in place for three weeks. During that time it will slowly release a low dose of hormones that are needed to prevent pregnancy.
Natural Family Planning
We don’t offer natural family planning directly but do offer referral to instructors in the area. This method requires both partners to actively participate.
Funding for tubal libations and vasectomy can be provided for through federal grants. Neither procedure is provided at the clinic.
Abstinence or postponement of sexual activity
Support is given and encouraged until a couple is involved in a monogamous relationship.
Provided up to 72 hours after intercourse. This is an augmentation to other methods that fail.