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Birth Control Pills

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When it comes to birth control, the possibilities can seem endless. With all the options available, many people feel overwhelmed trying to choose which birth control method to try. At Alium Health, we understand that choosing the right birth control can be difficult, which is why our professional, friendly team will discuss all the options with you to make sure you are making the most informed decision, and find the best birth control for you.

We Help You to Choose the Right Birth Control for You.

Combination Birth Control Pills

Combination pills are one of the most common methods of birth control. They contain artificial versions of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are produced naturally in the ovaries. They are usually taken for 21 days, then the woman will take a 7 day break for their period.

Contraceptive Patch

The contraceptive patch is a small patch that sticks to your arm. It works by releasing hormones into your body through your skin. Each patch lasts a week, and the cycle of use is 3 weeks with the patch, then a week off. You can wear it while showering, swimming, or playing sports.

Progestin-Only Pills (Mini Pills)

The progestin-only pill is a common alternative for those who cannot take the combined pill. There are two types of progestin-only pill. Both pills are taken without a break, and they have to be taken at the same time every day (or within 3 hours for one pill, and 12 hours for the other) to be effective.

Vaginal

Ring

A vaginal ring is a small soft plastic ring that you place into your vagina that releases estrogen and progestin into your bloodstream. One ring will work for a month, and you can continue to have sex while the ring is in. It can come out, but if that happens, you can wash it in warm water and replace it.

Contraceptive Implant

The contraceptive implant is a small plastic device that is inserted into your arm by a doctor or nurse. It is used to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years. Once the implant is in, the user doesn’t have to worry about it, making it a popular alternative for those who forget to take the contraceptive pill.

Contraceptive Injection

The contraceptive injection releases progestin into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. It lasts for 8-13 weeks depending on which you have, and you have to remember to have a top up injection before it runs out.

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that is inserted into your uterus by a doctor or nurse. It can protect against pregnancy for 5-10 years. After you get an IUD fitted, you must check that it is still in place after your period by checking for the string which is in your vagina.

Barrier Contraception

Barrier contraception is inserted into the vagina before sex, which you need to use with a spermicide for it to be effective. It provides a barrier to the cervix so that the sperm can’t get to it. It needs to be left in place for at lease 6 hours after sex.

Doctor Examining a Pregnant Woman

Why trust Alium Health with your birth control choice

Alium Health is proud to be an accessible and trustworthy service for your birth control. We provide:

  • 35 years of experience in healthcare.

  • Community-based doctors.

  • State-licensed providers.

  • Priority in healing all aspects of physical, mental and social health.

  • A one-stop shop with consistency across appointments.

 

At Alium Health, we understand that birth control is an extremely personal choice, so our dedicated birth control healthcare professionals will sit and talk through your options, as well as discovering what your requirements are. This will enable them to recommend the right birth control for you, and will ensure you are happy with your decision.

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Is birth control worth the side effects?

As with every type of medication, each type of birth control is different for each person, and side effects that one person may suffer from may be totally different for someone else. Speaking to a professional about your birth control options, such as the healthcare providers at Alium Health, is the best way to ensure that you are choosing the right options for you with the most manageable side effects.

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