There are many different forms of contraception and we offer a wide variety of birth control methods. We also
offer consultations with the doctor to determine which method would be best suited for you.
Condoms- The most common contraceptive, the male condom, is available free to all of our patients.
Oral Contraception- Birth control pills are the second most common type of contraception after the male condom. We offer prescriptions
for women who choose this method the same day of the appointment. Using oral contraception relies heavily on consistency
as their effectiveness requires the woman to take the pill at the exact same time every day. Forgetting to take a pill one
of the days will increase your risk of becoming pregnant even though you are using contraception.
Depo Provera - Capital Women's Servives offers injections of Depo Provera. This is a form of birth control that uses the hormone progestin
to prevent a pregnancy. When the shot is given, the hormone is injected in a large dose and that supply is used over a 3 month period.
It works by keeping the eggs in your ovaries from leaving so they can't join the sperm which is necessary for the pregnancy to occur. You only need
to get the shot every 3 months.
IUD- The Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a form of long-acting, reversible contraception. The copper IUD, a very small, t-shaped plastic device
that has copper on it to stop the sperm from reaching the egg, does not release any artificial hormones into your body as means
of preventing pregnancy. These are very easy to maintain since they can last for up to 10 years and have a very low risk
of complications arising. We also offer hormonal IUDs, which work by releasing hormones periodically to prevent your body from releasing
an egg and preventing implantation. The hormonal IUD is also a small, plastic device that is placed inside the uterus. The hormonal method
will last for 5 years.