At the core of PPCO services is family planning. It is estimated that nationally, Planned Parenthood family planning and contraceptive services annually help avert more than 217,000 abortions in the U.S. every year!
Did you know? PPCO offers HOPE, which stands for hormonal contraception with optional physical exam. Although gynecological exams are a good preventive health method, they are unrelated to the use hormonal contraceptive methods such as birth control pills and shots. Therefore, women can receive hormonal contraception at PPCO, if they choose, after completing a health history and having a health interview with a clinician, who then decides whether or not the woman is a safe candidate for the method.
We offer a variety of birth control methods:
- Both combination and progestin-only oral contraceptives
- Emergency Contraception
- Male and female condoms
- Contraceptive implant
- Injectible contraception
- The ring
- The patch
- Dental dams