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Birth Control

Birth control, also called contraception, helps you prevent pregnancy when you are sexually active. Because of the Affordable Care Act, you now have access to many different types of birth control for only the cost of your visit to the doctor.

You can receive birth control after a visit with an OB/GYN, family medicine or internal medicine provider. During your appointment, you will talk to your doctor about what type of birth control may be best for and may have a routine pelvic exam. If you have never been sexually active, you do not need a pelvic exam to receive birth control.

Your doctor might ask you questions to help determine what contraception method may be best for you. These may include:

  • Are you good at taking a pill every day?
  • Do you have any medical conditions such as diabetes, migraine headaches, a history of stroke, or a blood clotting condition?
  • Do you smoke cigarettes?
  • Are you looking for a long-term birth control solution?

Are you seeking birth control to help control heavy periods, acne or other conditions? Once you are using birth control, you should not stop using it until you are ready to become pregnant. You can get pregnant quickly after stopping birth control. 

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Birth Control Treatment Information

At Indiana University Health, we offer comprehensive birth control options, including:

No matter what form of birth control you use, you should see your doctor to be screened for sexually transmitted infections on a regular basis.

If you are not having any more children, you can talk to your doctor about more permanent forms of birth control, such as:


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Birth Control Support Services

Learn more about birth control at these websites: