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What are my chances of getting pregnant using birth control methods?

Abstinence..........................................0%

Injectable Progestogen......................<0.5%

Oral Contraceptives...........................3%

NuvaRing.............................................3%

IUD.......................................................3%

Condom.............................................12%

Diaphragm.........................................18%

Spermicides.......................................21%

No Protection......................................85%








ASHA: American Sexual Health Association











For more information on the HPV vaccine that helps prevent the spread of the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. visit the immunization page.

 

Family Planning provides basic information on a range of contraceptive methods, including factors to consider when choosing a method. We do have a minimized fee for birth control pills and shots. Women who are on Medicaid have no out of pocket charge for birth control or women's exams. We have Community Block Grant funds available that may help pay for your women's exam or birth control. Eligibility is based on financial qualifications established by the Community Block Grant. Proof of income is needed. For more information on qualification contact us or visit Platte County Public Health and speak to our Family Planning Coordinator/Registered Nurse.

                               
                         
Family planning also includes information on preconception health. This means mom is taking care of herself and her health before she starts a family so she can have the best possible outcome for her baby and family.  Watch the video from the CDC for more information on preconception health:

YouTube Video





FYI: We need a prescription from a Platte County primary care provider for all forms of birth control, except for condoms.








Cost for the birth control methods vary. 
Condoms are free.

Please contact us before you come in for emergency contraception or birth control.


Emergency Contraception Pills

Also called ECP or "the morning after pill", emergency contraception is used to help decrease a woman's chances of becoming pregnant after unprotected intercourse. A brand name for ECP pills is Plan B®.  You've had unprotected sex if you had sex without using any type of birth control, a condom broke or came off, you missed some birth control pills in your pack, you are late in starting a new pack of pills/patches/birth control ring, or are late getting your depo provera shot. 

Plan B® is a progesterone hormone that works to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or affecting cervical mucus. It can reduce the chances of pregnancy by 89% when used as directed. Plan B® is labeled for use to prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, but may be considered for use up to 120 after unprotected sex. It is most effective when taken within 24 hours.
The most common side effects are nausea/vomiting and menstrual irregularity. Plan B®/ECP is not an abortion pill and will not affect an established pregnancy. Plan B® is available at Public Health for a cost of $30.00, and is available to women 18 years and over in most pharmacies. 


Click on link to find more information:    http://planbonestep.com



If you have questions about STD/HIV/Hepatitis testing, visit our Disease Testing page.




Sex Can Wait.....for more information on abstinence, see the links below:

                             


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