Contraception

Complete contraceptive (birth control) services

Finding a birth control method that works for you can sometimes be a challenge. We provide personalized and evidence-based counseling to help you choose the best method for you. We want you to walk out the door with birth control that works for you.

    Contraception services include:

    We offer a variety of pain control options for IUD or implant insertion/removals in clinic, including local numbing medication, oral pain medication, oral relaxation medication, and IV moderate sedation. Some of these options require that you have a ride to and from your appointment. Ask to speak to a nurse to find out more about what option is best for you.

    Complex Family Planning services

    Our Complex Family Planning team includes specialists, researchers and policy-makers in the field of family planning. We recognize the urgency that may be required in scheduling an appointment, and regular appointments are available just for contraception and birth control services.

    In addition to the services offered above, we also offer specialized care for patients with complex medical issues who are taking medications that might interact with birth control. These include:

    • Management of complex intrauterine devices (IUDs) insertion or removal
    • Management of complex contraceptive implant removal
    • Cardiac disease
    • Pulmonary disease
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Pediatric patients or developmental delay (menstrual management)
    • Neurologic diseases, including seizure disorder and migraines or chronic headache
    • Rheumatologic or autoimmune disease
    • Malabsorption issues (such as prior bariatric surgery)
    • Use of teratogenic medications (medicines that cause birth defects)
    • Solid organ transplant
    • Kidney disease or on dialysis
    • Clotting or bleeding disorders
    • Current or past cancer
    • Uterine abnormality

    Birth control resources

    You can use the following resources to get information about specific types of birth control. For more information, make an appointment by calling 503-418-4500.

    General information about birth control options:

    General information about emergency contraception:

    Contraception research

    In addition to providing clinical care for your birth control needs, faculty in the Family Planning Program are also active in research to improve birth control options for the future.

    Find clinical trials in contraception and birth control.

    See also:

    Schedule an appointment

    To schedule an appointment, call 503-418-4500

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    Birth control clinical trials

    OHSU doctors are actively researching new birth control methods.

    Find clinical trials in contraception and birth control