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Nevada Women's Care

Family Planning

Help with family planning issues

Today there are so many options when it comes to birth control and family planning. Your smartest, safest course of action is to discuss these options with Dr. Gatlin before proceeding on your own. Although there are many options, they can basically be divided into two broad categories. 

 Hormonal options

  • The Pill – Monthly oral contraceptive (birth control pill) or extended regimen oral contracpetive.
  • The Patch – Apply to skin and change weekly.
  • Vaginal Ring – This is inserted monthly and left in place for 21 days.
  • Injection – Injectable hormonal contraceptive every three months.
  • Intrauterine Contraceptive – Also called IUC, this is placed in the uterus for up to five years.

 Non-hormonal options

  • Spermicide – Used each time before sex.
  • Diaphragm – Inserted before sex and removed 6 hours later.
  • Contraceptive Sponge – Inserted before sex and removed 6 hours after sex.
  • Cervical Cap – Inserted before sex and removed 6 hours later.
  • Female Condom – Used each time before sex.
  • Male Condom - Used each time before sex.
  • Nonhormonal Intrauterine Contraceptive – Also called IUC, this is placed in the uterus for up to 10 years.
  • Sterilization – Tubal ligation for women, vasectomy for men.

For obstetrics and gynecologic care and family planning help that women trust, come to Nevada Women’ s Care in Clark County, NV. For more information about OB/GYN services in the Las Vegas-Henderson area, call us at 702.737.3200 or use our online Request an Appointment form. We also wecome patients from Boulder City, NV and Pahrump, NV.