Starting a family is a wonderful, life-changing decision that many women are not ready to make. Thankfully, there are a large number of contraception options available at Lawrence Family Practice Center. Our team in Lawrence, KS can make a professional recommendation when it comes to selecting the best birth control for your needs. Our physicians can also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the different available options and answer any questions you may have.
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Alana Ryan and her nurse. Dr. Ryan has actually listened to my concerns and I can tell that she truly cares about my entire well-being."- S.L. / Google / Jul 12, 2022
"All I can say is, if you are looking for a doctor that takes your concerns seriously, treats you with the highest level of kindness, who is adaptive and thorough, go see Dr. Blake Phipps and his nurse Tina. I have never before in my life experienced the high level of care that I have received from them. Not only was I taken seriously, my concerns were addressed right away, I was seen immediately, and I felt comfortable being treated. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Phipps and his team."- J.“. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
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"They have a wonderful staff. And they listen to their patients questions and they answer their questions. And they are prompt when it comes to scheduling for appointments either there or to specialists for tests or labs."- G.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we offer a wide range of contraceptive options to suit your unique situation. Depending on your needs and future plans, one of our family physicians may offer you any of the following:
- Birth control pills (hormonal or nonhormonal)
- IUD (intrauterine device)
- Birth control implant (Nexplanon)
- Tubal ligation
- Depo-Provera injection
While contraceptives are a great option to prevent unwanted pregnancy, they do not all protect from STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), infections, or HIV. This is why it's important to take multiple steps to protect your sexual and reproductive health.
Contraceptive management FAQs
How do birth control pills work?
Birth control pills contain synthetic hormones that prevent a woman from ovulating. When a woman does not ovulate, she is less likely to get pregnant. Lawrence Family Practice Center can recommend this form of contraception to women who do not have any contraindications to taking it. We perform a comprehensive health assessment to make sure that the pill is a good fit for each woman.
How does an IUD work?
An IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus. IUDs are made of different materials but generally work by inhibiting sperm from fertilizing an egg. One of the best benefits of an IUD is that there is no need to remember to take it every day or before sex. It can be inserted and then forgotten about for several years.
What if I have more questions about birth control?
The staff at Lawrence Family Practice Center offers a wide variety of contraceptive services to meet the needs of our patients. We are always available to answer any questions about contraception. Our team wants you to be as informed as possible so you can make the best decision for your health and well-being. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Find What's Right for you
Choosing the right contraceptive option for you can be daunting, which is why our team is here to help. Lawrence Family Practice Center offers a number of options to suit your lifestyle and unique needs. If you'd like to learn more about our contraceptive options and how they can improve your health and your life, call our office in Lawrence, KS today.