Sexual health is important for mothers as well as daughters and sons! Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) can help you prioritize your own sexual health. Our dedicated health care professionals offer GYN services including annual exams, gynecological procedures, cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing, and the HPV vaccine. In addition, we can discuss birth control options with you so you can make the best choice for you and your family.
Permanent Birth Control
If your family is complete, we now offer Essure, a permanent birth control solution. Essure doesn't involve hormones, cutting, or the risks of general anesthesia or getting your tubes tied. Since no general anesthesia is required, it can be performed in the comfort of our Boston health center. Essure is covered by most insurance plans, so depending on your specific plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay. Another option is the Essure FlexPay Plan, which is a one-of-a-kind loan program to help cover your out-of-pocket costs for Essure. This option could be particularly helpful for individuals with high insurance deductibles.
The Essure procedure is very simple: a soft, flexible micro-insert is placed into your fallopian tubes to create a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. The procedure is quick and most women are able to leave within 45 minutes of having it done.
The Essure procedure offers women the following benefits:
- No cutting
- No going under general anesthesia
- No slowing down to recover
- No hormones
- No guessing - a simple test can confirm when you can rely on Essure for birth control
...and never having to worry about unplanned pregnancy again!
Click here for more information about Essure. Visit us at www.pplm.org to schedule an appointment.
Long-Term Reversible Birth Control
If you are not sure your family is complete, then the IUD might be the right option for you right now. IUDs are effective, long-lasting (up to 5 or 12 years), and reversible.
Click here for more information about IUDs.
Other Birth Control Services
Want to try the pill, patch or ring? We can help you with those methods too!
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at 800-258-4448 or visit us online at www.pplm.org.