We provide counseling regarding the spectrum of contraceptive options.

These include:

Condoms: Use at every sexual encounter
Only form that decreases risk of acquiring a sexually-transmitted infection (STD)

Diaphragms: Use at every sexual encounter, with spermicide
Must be placed into the vagina less than two hours prior to sexual intercourse
Must remain in place for at least six hours after the last episode of intercourse

Oral contraceptive pills: Must take at approximately the same time every day

Contraceptive patch: New patch applied weekly

Contraceptive vaginal ring (Nuvaring): New ring placed by patient monthly

Depo-Provera: Injection every 12 weeks at the physician’s office

Nexplanon (formally called Implanon): Lasts 3 years, placed in the office

Intrauterine devices—placed in the office:
Paraguard—non-hormonal, lasts 10 years
Mirena—progesterone-only, lasts 5 years
Skyla—progesterone-only, lasts 3 years

At Ferns, Matile, Perryman, & Moore, MD’s, PC, we provide comprehensive obstetric & gynecologic care - including complete obstetric care & delivery, as well as preventative gynecologic services and surgeries. We offer full prenatal care, ultrasound and delivery services. We deliver at St Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, located near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

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