Wanting to start or switch your contraceptive method? Bridgercare can help you decide which birth control is best for you.
Bridgercare offers a variety of birth control options. With our sliding fee scale, you can have your choice of affordable contraception (regardless if you have insurance or not!). Bridgercare offers the following methods:
- Emergency contraception (Ella and PlanB)
There are two kinds of emergency contraception pills, and determining which type will be the most effective for you depends on your BMI. More info here.
- Birth control pills
Bridgercare offers a variety of oral contraceptive birth control pills. If you have specific concerns like acne or painful menstrual cramps, they may help you choose the best method. More info here.
- Contraceptive ring
The NuvaRing is a flexible vaginal ring that you insert yourself that remains in the vagina for 3 weeks. More info here.
Intrauterine devices, known as IUDs, are the most commonly used form of reversible birth control worldwide. They’re small, T-shaped devices that are inserted into the uterus, and Bridgercare offers hormonal and non-hormonal options. More info here.
- Implant (Nexplanon)
The Nexplanon is THE most effective type of birth control out there! It’s a 4 cm long flexible plastic rod that is inserted just underneath the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm. More info here.
- Depo-Provera shots
The Depo, as this method is known for short, is a contraceptive injection that contains a synthetic version of the natural hormone progesterone. You come to the clinic every 10-13 weeks to receive the injection in either the arm or the hip. More info here.
A diaphragm is a dome-shaped, silicone cup that’s inserted in the vagina hours before sex to prevent pregnancy. To work effectively, it needs to be used with spermicide to block sperm from reaching eggs.
Condoms, when used correctly, works to both prevent pregnancy and some STIs. Bridgercare distributed 35,000 free condoms across the region last year. Learn where you can find free condoms here.
- Natural family planning (fertility awareness)
FABMs require accuracy in the method of identifying the actual fertile window, the ability of the person using the method to correctly interpret the information to identify the fertile window, and the ability of the couple to follow the instructions of the method. More info here.