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.