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Introduction

There are many options available for contraception. At Heartland Ob/Gyn, we offer birth control pills, DepoProvera injections, a vaginal ring, contraceptive patch, and IUDs. Besides preventing pregnancy, contraception has other benefits as well but many considerations must be made when choosing the right option for each patient.

The Benefits of Contraception

  • Dcreases cramping pain with periods
  • Decreases blood flow and clots during periods
  • Decreases risk for uterine cancer
  • Decreases risk for ovarian cancer by up to 75%
  • Helps with mood changes during the menstrual cycle
  • Controls the timing of cycles
  • Decreases facial and body acne

What To Expect

When starting contraceptive medication, you may experience nausea or irregular bleeding during the first 3-6 months of use until your body gets used to the medication. If these symptoms do not resolve after several months, please follow up with your provider.