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Contraception options should be discussed with your primary care manager (PCM). The majority of contraception choices can be prescribed by your PCM.
Women wanting permanent sterilization can request that their PCM enter a consult (referral) to our GYN Clinic. Most of our providers want the woman to be 25 years old with a least 2 children. Sterilization can be done on younger women who have more than 2 children. Women with extenuating circumstances who do not meet the above criteria can have a consult placed and their case will be reviewed.
Intrauterine Device (IUD):
Women wanting an IUD should be screened by their PCM before a consult is placed with our GYN clinic. To be a candidate for an IUD the woman should be married or in a long-term monogamous relationship.
The woman needs a recent normal Pap smear, no abnormal Pap in the last 1 yr. and no recent/current sexually transmitted disease.
After discussion with her PCM, if the woman is a good candidate and desires an IUD the PCM will place a consult to our GYN clinic if unable to do an IUD insertion in their own clinic. The first appointment in our clinic will be a counseling appointment. The provider will ensure that a recent Pap and STD test have been done and provide counseling on choices and risks. After the counseling appointment an IUD insertion appointment will be made. A pregnancy test will be done on the day of the insertion appointment.
page last modified on: 5/7/2013