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Contraception

BEACON specializes in contraception for women with disabilities, special needs, or complex medical histories like cancer or a chronic disease. A full spectrum of contraception options are available, including:

  • IUDs (intrauterine devices, both hormonal and non-hormonal)
  • Implants (Nexplanon)
  • Permanent sterilization
  • Prescription contraceptive methods, including pills, patches, rings, and injections
  • Emergency contraception, including the copper IUD
  • Difficult to place or remove contraceptive devices
  • Counseling for natural family planning and the lactation amenorrhea method
  • Referrals for vasectomy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What if I want to read about contraceptive methods before I come?

We love when patients do their research! We recommend you look at www.bedsider.com for unbiased and evidence-based information about contraceptive methods.

Can I start my method at my appointment?

Yes! Most of the time this is what we recommend.

Can I get contraception if I am under 18 years old?

Yes, you can! In Massachusetts, you don’t need permission from a parent or guardian to start a birth control method.