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Birth Control


Birth control is personal and can be confusing. At OB-GYN Associates in Cedar Rapids, we’ll make sure you find a birth control option that fits your lifestyle and your needs. In addition to condoms, the pill and tubal ligation, there are several other methods available. Some of our in-house procedures include:



Nexplanon is a small, soft, and flexible rod the size of a matchstick that is put under the skin of your upper arm and lasts up to 3 years. The hormonal contraceptive stops the release of an egg from your ovaries and prevents sperm from reaching the egg.

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Intrauterine Device (IUD)

An intrauterine device is a small T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. A small string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down into the upper part of the vagina. IUDs work by changing the lining of the uterus and fallopian tubes, affecting the movements of eggs and sperm so fertilization does not occur. IUDs can last from 1 to 10 years.


For more information about birth control methods in Cedar Rapids offered at OB-GYN Associates, please contact us today.