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Family Planning

"Family Planning is the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of births." - World Health Organization

Family Planning plays a key role in the prevention of unintended pregnancy, including adolescent (teen) pregnancy. Preventing unintended pregnancies dramatically improves the health of both moms and babies. In addition, family planning information, education and services reduce both the amount and severity of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through screening and treatment.

Family Planning Services

  • Comprehensive family planning care for minors and adult clients of child-bearing age
  • Education and counseling on all methods of birth control with providers certified in Nexaplanon an IUD insertions
  • Development of a Reproductive Life Plan
  • Referrals for abnormal PAP tests done in our clinic
  • Sterilization counseling procedures for women and men at least 21 years old (call for availability)
  • Low or no cost pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education
  • Treatment of STIs as part of family planning care
  • Free condoms

Family Planning Methods We Offer

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Methods: contraceptive devices inserted into the body by a trained healthcare provider and left in place for several years

These methods are the most effective forms of contraception available and are effective at preventing pregancy for several years once in place. Once the device is removed by a healthcare provider, the ability to become pregnant quickly returns.

  • Implant (Nexplanon)-lasts for up to 3 years
  • IUD/IUS (Paragard and Mirena)-lasts for 5-10 years depending which one someone gets

Hormonal Methods: prevent pregnancy by interfering with ovulation, fertilization, and/or implantation of the fertilized egg

  • Combined pill ("The Pill")
  • Progestin-only pill ("Mini-Pill")
  • Patch
  • Shot/injection (Depo-Provera)
  • Vaginal ring (NuvaRing)

Barrier Methods: block sperm from reaching the egg with a physical barrier

This is the only type of birth control that also provides protection against STIs.

  • Male and female condoms

Permanent Birth Control: for those who are sure they do not wish to have more or any biological children

  • Female sterilization (tubal ligation or Essure)
  • Male sterilization (Vasectomy)

Emergency Contraceptives: can be used after unprotected sex or after birth control failure for up to 72 hours to prevent pregnancy.

These have no effect on an established pregnancy.

Eligibility
No income eligibility. 

Cost
The cost of services is based on ability to pay (sliding fee scale). We also accept Medicaid, including the Family Planning Medicaid Waiver.

Services to minors are FREE, completely confidential, and do not require parental consent.

How can I schedule an appointment?

Call (352) 527-0068 to schedule an appointment at either the Inverness or Lecanto office.

Talk with your partner about birth control. We can help you choose the best birth control for your needs. Call today to schedule an appointment!