With so many birth control options out there, finding the right option for you can be overwhelming. The Gabrielson Clinic for Women is here to help you understand your options and find the best birth control option for your unique needs. We offer a variety of both reversible and permanent birth control options.
Temporary Birth Control Options
The Gabrielson Clinic for Women offers a variety of non-surgical birth control options. From preventing pregnancy to treating menstrual irregularities and menopause symptoms, we strive to provide forms of birth control to meet the unique needs of every patient.
Hormonal Contraception Methods
Hormonal contraception options work with your body's endocrine system and prevent eggs from being released from the ovaries, thicken the cervical mucus, and thin the uterus lining to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. We offer the following hormonal birth control methods:
- Birth Control Pill
- Birth Control Patch
- Depo-Provera Birth Control Injection
Barrier Contraception Methods
Barrier method birth control options are those that are only used during sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy or the transmission of sexual diseases.
Long-Term Reversible Birth Control
For long-term birth control, we offer a variety of IUD birth control options. The intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantation devices that we offer are up to 99% effective and can last from 3 - 10 years, depending on the device preferred. These small inserts are reversible and provide a worry-free solution to long-term birth control. They can be removed at any time a patient wishes with a provider's assistance.
- NEXPLANON®: A hormone-replacing birth control implant placed under the skin. Effective for up to 3 years.
- Mirena®: A progestin-containing IUD implant that is effective for up to 8 years.
- PARAGARD: A copper IUD that is effective for up to 10 years. A non-hormonal birth control option. *May also be used as an emergency contraception solution within 5 days of having unprotected sex.
- Skyla®: A progestin-containing IUD implant that is effective for up to 3 years.
- Kyleena®: A hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 5 years.
- Liletta®: A hormone-releasing IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 8 years.
Permanent Birth Control Options
If your family planning is complete and you’re looking for a simple and permanent birth control solution, we offer two different permanent contraception methods.
We offer laparoscopic tubal ligation in which we make small incisions and block a woman’s fallopian tubes, preventing pregnancy. *While this procedure could be reversed, it is usually not very successful.
While The Gabrielson Clinic specializes in women's health services, we partner with Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics to offer vasectomies to families seeking permanent birth control. For more information, please visit the Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics Urology Services page, or contact us and we can connect you to the Urology services team.
Find The Best Type Of Birth Control For You
As a dedicated women’s clinic, we’re passionate about providing expert, comprehensive women’s healthcare in a comfortable and compassionate environment. From helping you find the best birth control option for you to navigating birth control side effects to routine gynecology services, we’re here to help.
If you’re looking for birth control in Iowa, choose an experienced OB-GYN clinic for guidance and support. With a wide range of women’s health services and expert women’s healthcare providers, you can count on The Gabrielson Clinic for Women for all of your birth control and reproductive health needs!