Birth Control

Natural family planning

Natural family planning

Natural family planning

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This method involves only having sex during the less fertile times of the menstrual cycle.  This method is one of the least effective and does not prevent STD's.  More Info

Condoms

Natural family planning

Natural family planning

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The best method to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI's), but has a high failure rate in studies.  We don't recommend this for long term pregnancy prevention.

Birth control pills

Natural family planning

Contraceptive vaginal ring

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Around for over 50 years, oral contraceptives are tried and true for contraception.  They have many positive side effects, such as lighter periods, but you have to take a pill every day.

Contraceptive vaginal ring

Contraceptive vaginal ring

Contraceptive vaginal ring

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This small rubber ring is inserted vaginally by you once a month.  It has the same hormones as birth control pills, but you only have to change it once a month.  Nuvaring.com

Copper Iud

Contraceptive vaginal ring

Hormonal iud's

Copper IUD

The copper IUD has been around for decades.  Also called Paragard or the "Copper T," it's very effective for contraception and lasts 10 years, but can make your periods a bit heavier.    More Info

Hormonal iud's

Contraceptive vaginal ring

Hormonal iud's

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Long acting device that goes in the uterus and slowly releases progesterone over 3 to 5 years.  Very effective birth control and makes your periods very light or nonexistent.  The most common side effect is irregular bleeding. 

 Mirena  Kyleena  Liletta Skyla

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation

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Tying or removing the tubes is very effective, but permanent. When you are done with your family, this is the way to go- no taking pills or hormones, and it works forever.  We can do it through the belly button (laparoscopy) or during a C-section.  

Vasectomy

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation

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Now that you're wife has carried and birthed four children, your time to step up guys. This is a permanent, but minor procedure done by a urologist.