Birth Control

A Women’s Center of Hollywood offers a wide range of family planning options including condoms, birth control pills, emergency contraception, IUD, and Depo Provera shots. If you come in for an abortion appointment, we will discuss which method of family planning might work best for you.

Depo-Provera is a hormonal form of birth control. Depo-Provera is 99.7% is effective. It administered every 3 months. Some effects of the shot are irregular bleeding and spotting or no bleeding at all. You might not expect a cycle after 1 year on the Depo-Provera and also weight gain. This factor is determined by the reaction of your body chemistry and the medication. It’s to prevent pregnancy and also stopping you from getting pregnant.

Intrauterine Device is a small T-shape device with a string attached at the end. The purpose of the string is for self examination to determine if the the IUD is still in place. The IUD is placed in and removed by the doctor on a doctors visit. It is used to prevent pregnancy and has a life span for up to 5-10 years. Effects start immediately, undetected during sex and have low risk side effects. It can be removed at any time even before the 5 years mark.