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How Does Birth Control Work?

Birth Control pills contain hormones that effectively stops ovulation, which keeps sperm from fertilizing an egg. Birth Control also thickens the mucus on the cervix. This mucus makes it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg as well.

Depo-Provera is an injectable birth control. It prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus, like birth control pills. It also thins the lining of your uterus which makes it hard for a fertilized egg to attach to your uterus.

The NuvaRing contains the hormones estrogen and progestin. These hormones stop the sperm from joining with the egg.

LARC methods, or Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, include the IUD and implant. An IUD is a small t-shaped device that is inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. The implant is a device inserted under the skin in your upper arm.

If you are interested in starting birth control, contact Northland Family Planning today.