Birth Control & Pregnancy Prevention
Preventing pregnancy before or after sex can be difficult if you don’t have all the facts about your options. We want to make sure you’re informed and safe, so we offer free birth control and emergency contraception for those under 25 years old.
We’re dedicated to helping you understand all the options available to you, whether you’re thinking about starting birth control or want to change methods. Make an appointment to talk through it all confidentially with our compassionate team. Bring someone you trust or come alone – we’re here for you no matter what.
OneWorld Teen and Young Adult Health Centers offer these top-quality options to prevent pregnancy before intercourse:
- Birth control patches
- Birth control pills
- Birth control shots
- Birth control vaginal rings
- Condoms (internal and external)
- IUDs (intrauterine devices)
- Nexplanon® implant
If you had unprotected sex or you’re worried that your birth control method might not have worked, we also offer free emergency contraception methods. These methods can stop a pregnancy before it starts after sex. Our providers can help you make an informed decision about which type of emergency contraception is right for you.
The Morning After Pill
The sooner a “morning after” pill is taken, the better it works. It can reduce the risk of pregnancy if it is taken within 120 hours (five days) of unprotected sex. Most brand-name and generic morning-after pills (like Plan B) are available at drug stores and at our clinic without a prescription. The only pill brand that requires a prescription is ella. The morning after pills are not the same as abortion pills, which are taken to end pregnancies.
A non-hormonal, copper intrauterine device (IUD) called ParaGard can lower your chance of pregnancy by 99.9% if it’s inserted within five days after unprotected sex. It can then continue to act as an effective birth control method for up to 10 years.
Make an Appointment
No matter what birth control or emergency contraception you’re looking for, we want to see you first to make sure you have all the information you need. Remember: It’s always completely confidential. Call us for more information or to schedule your appointment at (402) 502-8880.
While all birth control methods are intended to prevent pregnancy, only condoms protect you from STDs.
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Truth: You can still get pregnant even if you are on birth control if you don’t take it properly.