Contraception

you and your options

Pregnancy prevention, or contraception, is a personal choice that should be discussed between you and your OBGYN. Here at Boston Healthcare for Women, we strive to help our patients choose the best form of contraception for their individual needs and lifestyle.

Below you will find information about the different forms of contraception that we provide. We encourage you to use this resource as a guide and to research more into the options you are most interested in. We look forward to answering any questions you have to help make the best decision for you.

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ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE

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The oral contraceptive pill comes in many brands and hormonal doses. After discussing your needs and personal preferences with Dr. Mansour, the pill can be prescribed. The pill must be taken each day around the same time to be the most effective.


NUVARING

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NuvaRing is a small, flexible ring inserted in the vagina. This form of birth control uses hormones to suppress ovulation and prevent pregnancy. The ring is inserted for three weeks at a time and then removed for a week before inserting a new one. It remains effective if removed during encouters of sexual intercourse.


DEPO-PROVERA SHOT

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Depo-Provera is a shot that is given once every three months for pregnancy prevention. You will bring your prescription into the office to receive your shot during this time. This form of contraception uses a derivative of the hormone progesterone to prevent ovulation and thicken the cervical mucus to prevent pregnancy.


INTRAUTERINE DEVICE

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An intrauterine device provides patients with the most effective form of contraception while requiring the least maintenance. The brands available at Boston Healthcare for Women are the SkylaLiletta, Mirena, and the Paragard. These options provide our patients with varying lengths of prevention and a choice between hormonal and copper methods.