There is a lot more out there when it comes to contraception than “The Pill.” Did you know that five new birth control methods have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the past five years!? In this blog post, we’ll delve into these new contraceptives—Slynd, Phexxi, Nextellis, Anoverra, and Twirla—each offering unique features and benefits. These effective methods expand birth control access and acceptability, so that more patients can take control of their family planning.
Did you hear the big news? On July 13, 2023, the FDA officially approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill available in the United States! This OTC pill, called “OPill” differs from traditional, prescription birth control pills in a few ways. Here, we’ll dive into some of the key points to know if you considering this contraceptive option.
Birth control might not be the first thing on your mind in the whirlwind of new parenthood and breastfeeding, but it’s important! Preventing pregnancy for the first 12-18 months after delivery improves bonding with your baby, promotes your physical recovery, and reduces the risk of complications in your next pregnancy. You may be concerned that birth control could negatively impact breastfeeding, but fortunately there are some great options that won’t interfere with your nursing or pumping journey.
Previously written by Erica Stephenson NP in April 2019 So you’ve decided on an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception – Congratulations! But… now what? You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or coworkers about their various experiences that have you wondering whether or not you made the right choice in contraception. As with most big decisions, especially […]
If you are interested in reliable contraception and are looking for something different than pills, patches, rings, condoms, or shots, you may want to consider a subdermal Implant (Nexplanon).