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Pregnancy Prevention Methods

Birth Control

The medical team of Advanced Women's Care of Pittsburgh in McMurray, Mt. Lebanon, and Caste Village locations in PA offer pregnancy prevention and birth control counseling for women in the area. We provide a variety of pregnancy prevention methods, from the birth control pill and IUD birth control to other contraceptive technologies.

We understand that each woman has different needs and concerns when it comes to contraception, so our caring medical staff is dedicated to helping you find the best way of preventing pregnancy for you. There are many birth control options for women to suit all needs and lifestyles, and we can help you implement the strategy that fits best!

The Advanced Women’s Care team has been serving women in Pittsburgh for more than 30 years and counting. If you’re ready to receive counseling and care from the best OGBYN in Pittsburgh, we’re ready to help! Contact us to schedule your first appointment today.

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An IUD and birth control pills

Pregnancy Prevention Pills, Implants & IUDs

Birth Control Options for Every Woman

At Advanced Women’s Care, we know that every woman’s needs are different. That’s why we offer a wide variety of birth control options to help ensure you find the one that works best for you. 

Our birth control options include:

  • Oral contraceptives: Pills that contain hormones to prevent pregnancy.
  • Contraceptive patch: A small patch you can place on your skin that contains hormones to prevent pregnancy.
  • Vaginal ring: A flexible device inserted into the vagina to deliver hormones to prevent pregnancy.
  • Intrauterine device (IUD): A T-shaped device inserted in your uterus for long term prevention of pregnancy.
  • Depo-Provera:  A hormone shot given every 3 months.

We also provide several popular brand-name birth control implant options, including:

Our team will provide full counseling and discuss all the available options in order to make sure you’re fully informed and confident in your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does birth control do?

Birth control is used to prevent pregnancy. It works by releasing hormones that stop ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovaries. By preventing ovulation, it prevents fertilization and therefore prevents pregnancy. 

Anyone who is sexually active and does not want to get pregnant should consider using birth control. It is important to talk to your doctor about the best option for you depending on your lifestyle and health conditions.

How effective are the different forms of birth control?

The effectiveness of birth control can vary greatly depending on how well they are used. The most reliable methods of birth control include IUDs and hormonal implants. These methods are more than 99% effective when used correctly.

Does insurance cover birth control pills, implants, and IUDs?

While this is a question for your provider, we're happy to authorize your coverage if your provider does cover birth control. Advanced Women’s Care is proud to accept insurance from a range of providers in the Pittsburgh Area, including UPMC and Highmark BCBS. Visit our Insurance page to view our full list of accepted providers, and feel free to give us a call with any questions.

How do I get birth control? Can I get started with a gynecologist near me today?

At Advanced Women’s Care of Pittsburgh, we want the process of getting started with us to be as smooth as possible. Just contact our office, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you scheduled quickly and easily.