There are many birth control options available from the providers at Cheyenne Women’s Clinic, and the right one for you depends on a number of factors. These include whether you may want to have children in the future, if you don’t mind thinking about your birth control on a regular basis, whether you need protection from sexually transmitted infections, and others.
If you’re thinking about birth control, talk with your provider about the different options and what would be best for your needs.
Birth Control Options
Barrier birth control methods – These include condoms, as well as the diaphragm and cervical cap that require an appointment for you to be “fitted” to ensure you have the right size.
Hormonal birth control methods – These types of birth control work primarily by preventing ovulation. They include:
Long-acting reversible contraception – These types of birth control work work well if you don’t want to think about your birth control on a regular basis but you think you would like to have children someday.
Permanent birth control – Sterilization is birth control for women who don’t want to have children or who don’t want any more. The most common is tubal ligation (“getting your tubes tied”).