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There are various types of birth control. There are the barrier methods which include the condom, the cervical cup, the sponge, and the diaphragm. Then there are some hormonal components like the birth control pill, the patch, the ring, and the shot. Then there's also what we call LARCs, which are Long Acting Reversible Contraceptions. That includes the implant in the arm or Nexplanon, and then there's also IUDs (or intrauterine devices) which are several types.

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Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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