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Menu of Contraceptive Options Available at Lafene

Effectiveness - based on typical use (includes incorrect use)

1. Implant - It is inserted into your arm by a healthcare provider and lasts up to 3 years, although you can have it removed sooner. Periods are usually lighter and less painful. It does not protect against STDs. 

 

>99%

2. Hormonal IUD - Is it inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and lasts up to 5 years, although you can have it removed sooner. Periods are generally lighter and less painful. It does not protect against STDs.

 

>99%

3. Copper IUD - It is inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider and lasts up to 10 years, although you can have it removed sooner. It does not protect against STDs. 

 

>99%

4. Birth Control Shot - The shot is given by a healthcare professional every 3 months. Periods are generally lighter and less painful. The shot does not protect against STDs. 

 

~94%

5. Pills (Oral Contraceptives) - The pill must be taken at approximately the same time every day. Periods may become lighter and less painful. The pill does not protect against STDs. 

 

~91%

6. Patch - The patch is applied to the skin 1 time per week for 3 weeks, and then it is removed for 1 week allowing for a period. Periods are generally lighter and less painful. The patch does not protect against STDs. 

 

~91%

7. Vaginal Ring - The vaginal ring is inserted into the vagina for 4 weeks. After that, it is removed for 1 week allowing for a period. Periods are generally lighter and less painful. The vaginal ring does not protect against STDs. 

 

~91%

8. Progestin-only Pills (POPs) - The pill must be taken at the same time every day. You may experience irregular bleeding, spotting or no period at all. The pill does not protect against STDs. 

 

~91%

9. Condom - The male condom is applied onto the penis just before sex. A new one must be used for every sexual encounter to provide protection against pregnancy and STDs.

 

82%

10. Emergency Contraception - Emergency contraception can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It comes in the form of a pill or the copper IUD. The pill can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex and the copper IUD can be placed up to 5 days after unprotected sex. It does not replace the consistent use of contraception. It does not protect against STDs.

 

 

 

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