Methods We Cover

LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives)

LARCs are a category of birth control that provides effective contraception for an extended period without much thinking on your part. Some methods include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and sub-dermal (under the skin) arm implants that provide contraception for years. LARCs are entirely reversible and some of the most effective methods out there: typically, less than 1% of women become pregnant on a LARC.

Learn more details about each method by clicking the icons below. 

Non-Hormonal IUD

Short-Acting Oral Contraceptives

Short-acting oral contraceptives are a very effective form of pregnancy prevention that needs to be taken daily.

Taking the pill requires you to think about taking them every day at the same time. The pill is also reversible, meaning once you stop taking it, the contraceptive effect wears off rapidly, and you can become pregnant as quickly as someone using no contraceptive.

* Not ALL brands are covered by A Step Ahead Chattanooga.
Combination Pill*

Barrier Methods

Barrier methods provide a physical barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg during intercourse. These barriers not only offer protection against unintended pregnancy by trapping sperm but also act as a barrier against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by preventing the exchange of bodily fluids.

Combining barrier methods with another form of contraception provides dual protection against both pregnancy and STIs. 

external condom
internal condom

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