The best way to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy among women who are sexually active is to use effective birth control correctly and consistently. Among reversible methods of birth control, intrauterine contraception and the contraceptive implant remain highly effective for years once correctly in place. The effectiveness of the contraceptive shot, pills, patch and ring, and barrier and fertility awareness-based methods, depends on correct and consistent use—so these methods have lower effectiveness with typical use.
The Noble County Health Department offers the following birth control options:
- Condoms: male or female types.
- Oral Contraceptives: “the pill”.
- Depo Provera injection, “the shot” which is given every 11-13 weeks.
- Contraceptive Implant, also known as Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). This is inserted by the physician into the inner aspect of the upper arm. It is effective for 3 years.
- Others: Prescription or referral for birth control types not available at NCHD include Ortho Evra patch, Intrauterine Device (IUD), Emergency Contraception and Female Sterilization.
Insurance is accepted. For those without insurance, our fees are based on a sliding fee schedule of charges based on gross weekly household income and the number of people supported by this income. Please bring proof of income at time of service. No one is denied service for inability to pay. However, we gladly accept donations.