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Hormonal Contraception

Effective Hormonal Contraception

At Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic we offer proven hormonal contraception options where one of our expert staff will help guide you in selecting the best option for you.

Hormonal Contraception use various types of female hormones to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg) so it cannot be fertilized by sperm from a man.

Other changes in the uterus make it unlikely that a pregnancy will develop. Hormonal methods come in a variety of forms such as a pill, a patch worn on the skin, a shot, a ring inserted in the vagina, an implant in the arm, or a device inserted in the uterus.

BELOW are a wide range of Hormonal Contraception methods:


The Pill birth control option at Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic

The Pill offer greater than 99% pregnancy protection.

Oral Contraception (The Pill)

  • There are a variety of birth control pills available depending on dosage and desired frequency of menstrual period.
  • Must take the pill everyday, approximately the same time each day.
  • If missed, you could become pregnant. Speak with your doctor.
  • A prescription is required for this type of contraception.
  • The pill does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • The pill is SAFE, EFFECTIVE, and CONVENIENT

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Depo Provera injection prevents unintended pregnancies.

Depo Provera

  • Greater than 99% effective
  • Only contraception injection currently available
  • You receive an injection every 3 months (12 weeks)
  • Ovulation may be delayed up to 1 year
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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NuvaRing® is a hormonal contraception method.

NuvaRing®

  • Greater than 99% effective
  • The only 1 vaginal ring currently available
  • Each month NuvaRing® is inserted into the v agina and left in place for 3 weeks. During week 4 you do not wear the ring.
  • Once stopped, it may take a few cycles before you can become pregnant
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

For more information please visit NuvaRing® (www.nuvaring.com)


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The Patch is an effective hormonal contraception that’s good for 3 weeks.

The Patch (Ortho Evra®)

  • Greater than 99% effective
  • The only 1 patch contraceptive currently available
  • The Patch is available once a week for 3 weeks. During week 4, no patch is used
  • Once stopped, it may take a few cycles before you can become pregnant
  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Prescription required
  • The Patch is SAFE, EFFECTIVE, and CONVENIENT

For more information please visit the Ortho Evra® (www.orthoevra.com)