Contraception and Sterilization | Family Planning | Obstetrics and Gynecology | UC Davis Health

Contraception and Sterilization

We look forward to discussing your birth control options with you in a confidential consultation so we can help you find the most appropriate method based on your health and family planning expectations.

Reversible Contraception:

  • Oral Contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive vaginal ring
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Contraceptive injection
  • Contraceptive implant
  • Intrauterine device

Female Sterilization:

  • Laparoscopic removal of tubes
  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation/occlusion

Emergency Contraception:

Emergency contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or inconsistent use of regular birth control. These methods can be used within 120 hours (five days) of unprotected sex.

Sterilization Resources and Information:

Permanent Female Sterilization (English)
Permanent Female Sterilization (Spanish)
Comparing effectiveness of methods