Birth Control & Emergency Contraception

Fenway Health offers contraception counseling for patients who are considering birth control or exploring new methods of contraception. We can help answer your questions so you can get the contraception that is right for you.

During your appointment, you will meet with one of our contraception counselors or medical providers to discuss your contraceptive needs. They will educate you on your birth control options and answer any questions you have. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge to make decisions about which method is right for you. If you desire to leave with a new birth control method or prescription, our providers will work hard to make that happen!

Our contraception team is trained to discuss the following methods of birth control with you:

  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B, Ella)
  • Abstinence
  • Withdrawal
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • Birth Control Sponge
  • Diaphragm (including Caya)
  • Internal/External Condoms
  • Birth Control Implant (Nexplanon)
  • Birth Control Patch
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Birth Control Ring (NuvaRing and Annovera)
  • Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)
  • IUD (Mirena, Kyleena, Paragard)

 
If you choose a method that requires a prescription, it can be written that day. If you choose a method that requires an insertion procedure, we may be able to accommodate that day or we will schedule you an additional appointment.

Contraception and contraception counseling are typically covered under most health insurance. We offer free or reduced-cost contraception for patients who qualify. Make an appointment by calling 617.927.6000 or talking to your primary care provider.

Need Confidential Services?

In Massachusetts, the Patch Act protects your right to confidential health care. Even if you are on someone else’s health insurance, you can submit a request to your health insurance plan that some services, including birth control, remain confidential.

Click here for more information including a script you can use when calling your health insurance company.

To make an appointment for a Contraception Counseling visit, call​

617.927.6000

To speak with a member of your medical team about an urgent need for emergency contraception, call

617.927.6300

Or speak with your primary care provider.

MyChart

Patients can use MyChart to request prescription refills and referrals online, schedule appointments, and communicate with some providers.

Our Commitment to High-Quality Care for all people

Discrimination in the health care system and social stigma often make LGBTQIA+ and gender nonbinary individuals hesitant to seek or continue medical care. Fenway Health provides high-quality primary medical, reproductive, and behavioral health care in a safe, affirming environment.

Fenway’s Reproductive Healthcare Team is a national leader in medical care, research, education, and community outreach for our diverse community, especially sexual and gender minorities.

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