Birth Control

     Most women can become pregnant from the time they are in their early teens until they are in their late 40s. About one half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Birth control helps a woman plan her pregnancies.

Methods of Birth Control
     There are many methods of birth control. Each method has good points as well as side effects. Talk to your doctor or midwife about which method is right for you.

Prescription Birth Control Types

  • Birth Control Pills
  • Injections
  • Vaginal ring
  • Skin patch
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Diaphragm
  • Lea’s Shield
  • Cervical cap
  Over-the-Counter Birth Control Types

  • Condoms
  • Spermicides
**ATTENTION PATIENTS**
As you can see above, there are multiple options for birth control. However, some are more expensive than others and we require you to check with your insurance company before your appointment to check your benefits on contraceptive management.

If you are considering the Nexplanon or an IUD, here are the billing codes (called CPT codes) that you will need to give to your insurance company to determine your benefit coverage:

Nexplanon = 11976 & 11981

IUD’s
   Liletta = J7297 & 58300
   Mirena = J7298 & 58300
   Paragard = J7300 & 58300
   Skyla = J7301 & 58300

More information on specific birth control methods:
Nexplanon – Sub-dermal implant
Nuvaring – Vaginal ring
Essure – Permenant Birth Control