Birth Control

Reproductive & Sexual Health Care Center located in Fargo, ND

Birth Control

Birth Control offered in Fargo, ND

With so many birth control options available, it can be difficult to determine the type that’s best for you. Canopy Medical Clinic provides birth control counseling to help you choose the best type for your lifestyle. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment.

Birth Control Q & A

Who needs birth control?

Anyone engaged in sexual activity and who doesn’t want to get pregnant benefits from birth control. 

We’ve got you covered! Safe sex supplies, including dental dams, male/female condoms, and lubrication are always available for free at Canopy Medical.  

What should I consider when selecting a birth control method?

The team at Canopy Medical Clinic will ask specific questions about your sexual preferences, lifestyle, and overall health to help you determine the appropriate birth control type for you. 

You’ll want a method that is:

  • Safe for you
  • Easy to use consistently and correctly
  • Comfortable for you and your partner
  • Affordable and accessible

Birth control is a very personal choice. The team at Canopy Medical Clinic does their best to help you find the form of birth control that will work best for you. 

What are the types of birth control?

Birth control works in several different ways and there are numerous options available:

  • Hormonal contraception, including the pill, vaginal ring, and Depo-Provera shot
  • Barrier methods, including condoms and diaphragms
  • Natural methods, including the rhythm method and pulling out
  • Long-acting contraception, including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the Nexplanon® implant
  • Phexxi vaginal gel
  • Permanent contraception, including tubal ligation
  • Emergency contraception, including Plan B

Condoms are the only type of birth control that help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Certain hormonal birth control can help alleviate heavy periods and other gynecological problems.

What are the benefits of long-acting contraception?

Long-acting contraception, or LARCs, include Nexplanon and IUDs. They provide protection from pregnancy for several years. You don’t have to worry about applying them before sex or taking a dose monthly or daily. Once inserted, you don’t have to worry about birth control.

Nexplanon is an implant placed in the arm and protects for up to three years. The team at Canopy Medical Clinic offers Nexplanon insertions and removals. 

IUDs come in two forms: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs provide protection for 3-7 years, and non-hormonal IUDs can offer protection for 10-12 years. The team does not currently place IUDs but can refer you to a skilled provider. 

Call Canopy Medical Clinic to schedule your birth control consultation, or use this website to book online.