Birth Control Methods

  • New generation combined estrogen/progesterone birth control pills
    • Use of natural instead of synthetic estrogen formulations
    • Cycle control: 4x yearly periods

  • Mini-pill (Progesterone-only pills)
    • For breastfeeding women

  • Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD)
    • For patients who want to avoid hormonal contraception
    • Most recent design includes tiny copper beads

  • Hormonal Intrauterine Device
    • Helps control heavy menstrual cycles
    • Good for women with fibroids

  • Mini Hormonal Intrauterine Device
    • Especially designed for young women

  • Nuvaring
    • Monthly intravaginal contraceptive ring

  • Implanon
    • 3 year arm implant

  • Evra Transdermic patch
    • Weekly patch

  • Emergency birth control:
    • "Morning-after pill"

  • Permanent sterilization:
    • Essure
    • Tubal ligation