At The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, we work with our patients in order to determine the most appropriate type of contraception for your unique lifestyle. Contraception and birth control have changed in recent years, and it’s important for you to know all of your options.
There are many contraception options available for women that may be permanent or temporary. Each method of contraception has unique advantages, but it is up to you and your provider to decide which option is best for you. Check out http://www.birthcontrol.com for a good overview of all the current options.
Temporary contraceptive options are commonly used by women who would like to have children in the future, but are not ready to get pregnant yet. These options offer protection for as long as you choose and most are extremely effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly. There are many temporary birth control options including: birth control pills, implants, patches, diaphragms, injections, barrier methods and IUDs (for details about specific types of IUDs click of links below).
Permanent birth control is highly effective contraception that provides permanent prevention against pregnancy. It is irreversible, so it’s meant for women who have decided that they do not want to have any or more children.