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Family Planning

Birth Control

VHC Physician Group – OB/GYN provides family planning services for women looking to prevent unwanted pregnancies. If and when to have children is an incredibly important life decision, and there any many safe and effective forms of birth control that allow a woman to start a family at a time that she decides is right for her.

VHC Physician Group – OB/GYN offers all types of birth control, including:

  • IUDs – copper or progesterone
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Emergency contraception
  • NuvaRing
  • Ortho-evra patch
  • Nexplanon implants
  • Depo-Provera injections

Our care team can help you understand the pros and cons of these types of contraception and provide information about other non-prescription options, allowing you to make an informed decision about your reproductive health. Every woman’s body and situation is different, and we will work with you to find the method of birth control that is best for you.

Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Birth control can be hormonal or non-hormonal. You may be unable to use a hormonal option because of other medical conditions, or you may simply prefer a non-hormonal method. . If you are looking for ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies without the use of hormones, we can advise you about which method of non-hormonal birth control will work best with your body.

Female Sterilization

Female sterilization is the most effective form of birth control, and can be accomplished by a minimally invasive procedure with a laparoscopic approach.

During this surgery, a portion of the fallopian tube is either burned or cut, or the entire tube is removed. This method is preferred because it also helps to decrease a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. For patients undergoing scheduled C-sections, any sterilization can be performed at the time of delivery.

This surgery is an outpatient procedure, done by one of our physicians at Virginia Hospital Center. Patients will be discharged the same day of the surgery, and can usually resume their regular activities in less than two weeks. This surgery is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

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