Pregnancy & Birth ControlWhether you're interested in preventing pregnancy, considering pregnancy, or wondering what options you have for an unplanned pregnancy, UHS is here to help.
UHS offers many safe and effective birth control choices, including birth control pills, patches and rings, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and implants.
We also offer emergency contraception, which is most effective if taken within 3 days after unprotected sex, but can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Either partner can get emergency contraception at UHS, without an appointment. Just check in at a waiting room kiosk to see a nurse who will assist you.
We are happy to help you choose a method to fit your needs. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your options, to start a new method, or to restart birth control.
Options for Unplanned Pregnancy
UHS staff are available to listen and answer questions in a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential manner. If you are pregnant, there are 3 options available:
1) you can give birth to and raise your baby;
2) you can give birth to and place your baby for adoption; or
3) you can end your pregnancy by having an abortion.
We can provide information and referrals for any option you choose.
The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a comprehensive Frequently Asked Question Sheet on Pregnancy Choices.