Birth Control

Rose Women's Medical Center

Women's Health Clinic & Abortion Clinic located in Franklin Park, IL

If you are interested in one of the many birth control options available, schedule an appointment at Rose Women’s Medical Center in Franklin Park, Illinois. Book your visit by calling the clinic or by using the online scheduler. Rose Women’s Medical Center offers affordable all-inclusive medical abortion services (the abortion pill) for $380. Currently serving the areas of Chicago, IL & Cook County, and many more!

Birth Control Q & A

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How effective is birth control?

When used properly, birth control can be anywhere from about 70-99% effective, but it depends on which type you use. The birth control pill, for example, can be up to 99% effective, although you have to take it perfectly for optimal protection. Because most women take it at slightly different times every day — or forget to take it occasionally — it’s about 91% effective on average. Some other birth control options include:

  • Intrauterine device (IUD): 99%
  • Implants: 99%
  • Birth control shots: 94%
  • Birth control patches: 91%
  • Vaginal ring: 91%

While all of these options — and several others — are highly effective for family planning, they don’t protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It’s still important to use a barrier, such as a male or female condom, to decrease your risk of STDs. Call Rose Women’s Medical Center to schedule an appointment with our gynecologist to further discuss your birth control options.

When should I start taking birth control?

It’s important to start taking birth control or to start a birth control treatment, such as an implant, before you become sexually active. On average, the right age to begin birth control is around 16 years old. This gives your body a chance to start having regular period cycles and to develop your reproductive organs.

Once you decide to get started on birth control, you can begin at any point in your cycle. Some hormonal birth controls and pills require you to start on a certain day of your cycle. But with so many options available, your practitioner can help you find a solution that allows you to get started when the time is right for you.

When is birth control effective?

The efficacy of birth control depends on which type you select. With hormonal birth control options, including the pill, shot, and patch, it’s generally best to use a backup method of birth control for at least 2-3 months, or as recommended.

If you opt for an IUD, it’s effective at preventing pregnancy immediately if it’s inserted within seven days of your period. Placement of the IUD takes only minutes and is performed by our gynecologist. Some types of IUDs, including copper IUDs, are effective right away. Talk with your doctor about when you should expect your birth control to take effect.

Get started on a birth control method that’s right for you by scheduling an appointment at Rose Women’s Medical Center. Book either online or over the phone.