Birth Control

There are many types of birth control available to fit the many demands of life.   Only you and your doctor can figure out what will be the best method for you. Want to check out what’s available and learn a little more about the different methods? Here are some fact sheets you can look at before talking with your doctor…just click on the method to get some great information.

Birth Control:

Couple taking a selfieBarrier Methods:

Hormonal Methods:

Intrauterine Methods:

Emergency Contraception (EC)

Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception) What is it?

  • A method you can use to prevent pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. It should be taken as soon as possible as this increases the chance that it will prevent pregnancy.
  • Safe and effective
  • Available at health centers and drugstores
  • Costs vary from $10 to $70

Emergency contraception (EC) is a high dose of certain types of birth control pills.  EC is not an abortion; it works by preventing pregnancy before it happens.  EC will not end a pregnancy that has already started.

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The Family Planning Benefit Program

The Family Planning Benefit Program can help you pay for services to prevent unplanned pregnancy which includes confidential counseling, birth control services, STD testing, transportation assistance and emergency contraception.  For a listing of enrollment sites near you (by county), click here.

FREE Condom Sites

Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Website: Health Centers are located throughout Warren and Washington counties and the Adirondack region.

For FREE Condoms, just walk in and ask for a TAG Bag at any of these locations:

How to Correctly Use a Condom (video)