We believe that an essential component of your care is to discuss and provide you with an appropriate contraceptive method. After either procedure you will ovulate before you have a normal period. Therefore, it will be very important to begin a method of contraception within 2 weeks after your procedure.
There are several methods of contraception currently available for you to choose and the type you choose depends on your specific needs. Current methods include: the birth control pill, injection (DepoProvera), vaginal ring (Nuva Ring), skin patch (Ortho Evra) , subdermal implant (Implanon) or an intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena or Paragard. These require a written prescription or insertion by a healthcare provider. Both of our providers are certified and trained to insert Implanon and intrauterine devices. Barrier methods such as condoms or spermicides do not require a written prescription.
The issues to consider and discuss with our clinician are effectiveness, potential health benefits and risks of each method. Our goal is to assist you in choosing the best method for you.
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Exhale offers a free, After-Abortion Talkline
that provides emotional support, resources
and information to women who have had
abortions and to their partners, friends,
allies and family members. All calls are completely confidential and counselors are non-judgmental.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Organization for Women
Rochester, NY Chapter
Monroe County Medical Society
Medical Society of the State of New York
National Abortion Federation
J Fam Pract. 1997