Birth Control Maine
At CARE we strongly believe that the 24/4 day regimen is far superior to the 21/7 day dosing. Birth control pills are offered in the clinic for a cash price or we can write a prescription to be filled by a pharmacy.
Vaginal Ring Birth Control Maine
Another very reliable Contraceptive, especially for women that have trouble with daily medications is the vaginal ring. This is inserted in the vagina and left for 3 weeks, then removed and left out for a week. Some women find that leaving the ring in for 24 days or even 28 days works better for them. We offer free samples in the clinic and can write a prescription to be filled in a pharmacy.
Barrier Birth Control Methods Maine
Long Acting Reversible Birth Control Methods Maine
Intra-Uterine Device (IUD): We are currently offering Skyla, Paragard, Mirena, and Liletta. These can be placed at the time of your surgical abortion or at your follow up (for those doing a medical abortion in Maine ). These are all made of plastic and release a small amount of the synthetic hormone progestin, which thickens your cervical mucus to keep sperm from reaching the uterus. These IUDs stop your regular period but can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. Depending on which device you choose these IUDs last from 3-6 years. These devices are also completely reversible, meaning as soon as it is removed you return to baseline fertility.
Non-hormonal IUD Birth Control Maine
Paragard is made of plastic and a small amount of safe copper. This IUD does not interrupt your periods and can prevent pregnancy for up to 12 years. This device is also completely reversible, meaning as soon as it is removed you return to baseline fertility.
Implantable Rods Birth Control Maine
Nexplanon is a small plastic rod that is placed in your upper arm and in most cases is undetectable. It works by releasing small amounts of Progestin which prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickens the cervical mucus. The Nexplanon can be placed at the time of your abortion or your follow up visit and is effective for up to 4 years. This device is also completely reversible, meaning as soon as it is removed you return to baseline fertility. (Nexplanon on the left and a matchstick for size comparison, on the right)
Depo (Depo-Provera) Shot Birth Control Maine
(Depo-Provera); which is administered every 3 months. The shot contains progestin, a hormone that prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs. It also thickens your cervical mucus, which helps block sperm from getting to the egg in the first place.
Calendar Birth Control Method Maine
Using a formula after tracking 6 months of your period cycle and then abstaining from sex for 7-11 days (varies based on longest cycle length) a month following your period. The effectiveness of this birth control method is fair if done correctly every month. If you have sex on your “fertile” days, you must use a backup form of birth control.
Spermicides Birth Control Maine
Foams, creams, suppositories, and gels, which stop sperm form mobilizing. This is inserted into the vagina near your cervix prior to sex.