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 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 needed to make decision about which method is right for you.

Our contraception counselors are trained to discuss the following methods of birth control with you:

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

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 will schedule you an additional appointment.

Contraception and contraception counseling are typically covered under most health insurances. 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.

To make an appointment with a contraception counselor, call


To speak with a member of your medical team about emergency contraception, call



Or speak with your primary care provider.


Patients can use or to request prescription refills and referrals online, and communicate over email with some Fenway Health or Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center providers. Get help creating a MyFenway or MyBorum account here.

Questions? Email

Our Commitment to High-Quality Care for All Women

Discrimination in the health care system and social stigma often make lesbian, bisexual and transgender women hesitant to seek or continue medical care. Fenway Health provides high-quality primary medical and behavioral health care in a safe, affirming environment.

Fenway’s Women’s Health Team, directed by Dr. Jenny Potter, is a national leader in medical care, research, education, and community outreach for our diverse community women, especially sexual and gender minorities.

Our Contraception Counselors:

Kimella Dixon Headshot
Kimella Dixon, RN, CLC

Melissa Kaeli Headshot
Melissa Kaeli, RN

Julie Kenney Headshot
Julie Kenny, RN, CLC

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Haleigh Doane, RN

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