Contraception

There are many considerations when choosing a birth control method—we know it can be overwhelming. If you are interested in talking about your options, we have trained staff ready to help find a method that works best for you.

We provide many different types of birth control including the shot and IUD, and we can prescribe other methods such as the pill, patch, or ring. Depending on which type of abortion you have, some of these methods (the shot or IUD) can be placed immediately after the abortion, before you go home. Depending on your insurance type, you may be eligible for a lower-cost or no-cost method.

Learn more about birth control options here

It is important to us that your care is tailored just for you.  If you are not interested in talking about birth control, that’s fine too!

Birth Control Pills

If you are interested in birth control pills, then you can start taking them the day after taking misoprostol. If the birth control pills were not started within 5 days from the abortion, then be sure to use a back-up method, like condoms, throughout the first week.

Depo-Provera Injection

If you would like to use this method, we can give you this injection at an in-clinic follow-up appointment. It is recommended to use a backup method (condoms) or avoid intercourse until the follow-up visit.

NuvaRing

If you would like to use this method, you can insert the ring within the first 5 days after your procedure.

Patch

If you would like to use this method, you can apply the patch within the first 5 days after the completion of the procedure.

IUD and Implant

A device can be placed once we have confirmed that the medication abortion was successful at an in-clinic follow-up appointment. It is recommended to use a backup method (condoms) or avoid intercourse until the follow-up visit.