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Birth control, also called contraception, is any method, medicine, or device used to prevent pregnancy. Access to a wide variety of birth control, family planning, and contraceptive options gives you control over when you choose to be pregnant and have children.

The World Health Organization considers this access a human right. Being able to plan and space pregnancies improves health and social and economic outcomes for patients and their families.

We believe everyone should have access to a full spectrum of reproductive health care.

What Are the Different Types of Birth Control?

There are many different methods of birth control, including: 
  • Barrier methods, like condoms and diaphragms
  • Hormonal methods, including birth control pills, implanted devices like IUDs, external devices like rings or patches, shots, and more
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fertility awareness or natural family planning
  • Sterilization, such as tube tying or vasectomy
  • Abstinence

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UR Medicine's Approach

Our board-certified family-planning specialists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwifes provide full-scope contraception, abortion, and family planning care. We offer personalized care, including individualized consultation to help you with your family-planning decisions.

We offer a full range of options for birth control, family planning, and care, including:

  • IUDs (intrauterine device)
  • Non-hormonal – Copper IUDs (ParaGard)
  • Hormonal – Progesterone (Levonorgestrel) IUDs (Liletta, Mirena)
  • Nexplanon (arm implants)
  • Injectable contraception (Depo Provera)
  • Hormonal contraception: birth control pills/patch/vaginal ring
  • Emergency contraception
    • Morning-after pill (Ella or Plan B)
    • IUD insertion
  • Barrier contraception
    • Condoms (male and female)
    • Diaphragms (Caya)
  • Permanent sterilization
    • Tubal ligations
    • Tubal removals
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Postpartum Birth Control
  • Miscarriage Management
    • Medications and office-based surgical procedures
  • Ectopic pregnancy care
  • Cesarean section scar pregnancy care
  • Pregnancy of unknown location care

Specialty Clinics

Complex Contraceptive Clinic

  • No/lost IUD string removals
  • Difficult IUD insertions
  • Deep Nexplanon implant removals
  • Contraception for patients with cardiac disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, headaches/migraines, epilepsy/seizure disorders, organ transplant, bariatric surgery, blood clots in legs/lungs (venous thromboembolism), pulmonary embolism, lupus, multiple medications, and many more conditions

Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

  • Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy of unknown locations
  • Pregnancy of unknown viability
  • Ectopic pregnancy

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine's Obstetrics and Gynecology Division is ranked among the top 25 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our providers are board-certified experts in complex contraceptive care. 

We can help patients with complicated medical conditions who are at a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. We also serve patients who need contraception tailored to their other medications and who need complicated IUD/implant insertions or removals.

Strong Fertility Center is a leader in fertility care, helping families grow for over 30 years. It is home to the longest-standing in vitro fertilization center in Upstate New York.


Our care team is here for you. Find a UR Medicine expert and get care now.

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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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10 locations

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Rochester

125 Lattimore Road, East Entrance, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14620

Midwifery Group - Rochester

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, East Entrance, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14620

Midwifery Group - Rochester

909 Culver Road, Suite 2B
Rochester, NY 14609

Gender Wellness, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Rochester

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, West Entrance, Suite 150
Rochester, NY 14620

Highland Family Maternity Center - Rochester

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

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