Différentes contraceptions

Oral Contraception
  • Type: Hormonal.
  • Method: Pill taken by mouth
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: 96-98%. Efficacy is largely determined by your ability to remember to take (usually) daily pill around the same time of day.
  • Maintenance: Requires you to take a pill approximately at the same time each day, every day. Duration of use: You start a new pill pack every month.
  • Duration of use: You start a new pill pack every month.
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IUD Paragard
  • Type: Hormone free.
  • Method: A small flexible plastic device wrapped in copper that is inserted into the uterus in the office.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Roughly 99%
  • Maintenance: Requires you to check the small thread attached to the device once per month (done at home).
  • Duration of use: Up to ten years with the same device. You can choose to discontinue at any time; however, removal requires a brief office visit.
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IUD Mirena
  • Type: Hormonal (levonorgestrel).
  • Method: A small flexible plastic device that is inserted into the uterus.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Over 99%
  • Maintenance: Requires you to check the small thread attached to the device once per month (done at home).
  • Duration of use: Up to five years with the same device. You can choose to discontinue at any time; however, removal requires a brief office visit.
  • Also can be used to treat: Heavy menstrual bleeding
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Implant (Nexplanon)
  • Type: Hormonal (etonogestrel).
  • Method: A tiny flexible rod is implanted under the skin in the arm through a small incision, inserted in the office.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Roughly 99%
  • Maintenance: Once inserted, no maintenance is needed until three years after insertion (at which time the device is considered ineffective).
  • Duration of Use: Up to three years with the same implanted rod.
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Vaginal Ring
  • Type: Hormonal (estrogen and progestin).
  • Method: Flexible rings are inserted by you into your vagina, once per month.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Roughly 99%
  • Maintenance: Requires you to remove Nuvaring from your vagina every month and insert a new one seven days later.
  • Duration of Use: Ring must be replaced monthly. You can discontinue use whenever you choose, preferably at the end of each cycle.
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Skin Patch (OrthoEvra)
  • Type: Hormonal (progestin and estrogen).
  • Method: Adhesive skin patch.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Roughly 99%
  • Maintenance: Change patch once per week.
  • Duration of use: You can discontinue use whenever you choose.
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Injection (DepoProvera)
  • Type: Hormone-like (medroxyprogesterone acetate, functions like progesterone).
  • Method: Injection every three months.
  • Efficacy in preventing pregnancy when used properly: Over 99%
  • Maintenance: Office visit every three months to administer injection
  • Duration of use: We recommend that this method not be used as a long term solution, as it may be associated with bone loss.
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Barrier methods: condoms, spermicide, diaphragm, cervical cap
  • Type: Non-hormonal; some condoms and all spermicide contain a substance that disables sperm.
  • Method: varies by method.
  • Efficacy for preventing pregnancy when used properly: Varies widely by method and proper use.
  • Maintenance: Requires steps to be taken just prior to having sex.
  • Duration of Use: Up to three years with the same implanted rod.
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Permanent Sterilization

Tubal Ligation
A tubal ligation is a permanent sterilization procedure that involves closing off the fallopian tubes preventing a woman’s eggs from moving down the tube into the uterus.

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Essure
Essure is a permanent, hormone-free sterilization method that is done over at St. Mary’s Hospital by Dr. Gautier. Tiny “coil” implants are inserted into the fallopian tubes.

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