Contraception

Complete contraceptive (birth control) services

Our doctors are leading specialists, researchers and policy-makers in the field of family planning. We offer a full range of options including permanent and reversible contraception. We recognize the urgency that may be required in scheduling an appointment and regular appointments are available just for contraception and 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.

We also offer specialized care for patients with complex medical issues or who are taking medications that might interact with birth control. These include:

  • 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
  • History of difficult insertion or removal of intrauterine devices (IUDs) or contraceptive implants

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.

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.

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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

OHSU study shows it's safe to get IUD right after abortion, miscarriage

Research at Oregon Health & Science University found that women who delayed their insertion of an intrauterine birth control device, or IUD, after an abortion were more likely to become pregnant. Read more

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