The Gabrielson Clinic for Women offers a variety of both reversible and permanent birth control options.
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 three hormonal birth control methods:
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
We offer the following intrauterine devices (IUD) and implantation devices that 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 the patient wishes with a providers assistance.
- NEXPLANON®: A hormone-replacing implant placed under the skin. Effective for up to 3 years.
- Mirena®: A progestin-containing IUD implant that is effective for up to 5 years.
- PARAGARD: A copper IUD that is effective for up to 10 years.
- 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 4 years.
These may also be used as an emergency contraception solution within 5 days of having unprotected sex.
Permanent Birth Control
If your family planning is complete and you’re looking for a simple and permanent birth control solution, we offer the following procedures.
This outpatient procedure offers permanent birth control without an incision. Soft, small flexible inserts are placed in the fallopian tubes through the vagina and cervix with the use of a hysteroscope. A confirmation test is conducted at three months, after the scar tissue has created the barrier. Once confirmed, Essure is 99.3% effective.
Please note that for the first three months after placement, pregnancy is still a risk, so other birth control should be used until confirmation is complete at three months.
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.