Birth Control & Emergency Contraception

Our Medical Care Team is Available to Help You Answer Your Birth Control Questions, Find Birth Control That Fits Your Unique Needs, and Access Emergency Contraception Services

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 birth control methods and choose the one that is right for you. After meeting with the contraception counselor, you may also be seen by a nurse practitioner, if necessary to complete the visit. Appointments are approximately 60 minutes and are currently available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

We offer free or reduced cost services for patients who are:

  • 19 years old or under

  • over 19 years old and uninsured

  • underinsured and earning below 200% of the federal poverty line

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)
  • Fertility Awareness Methods
  • Internal/External Condoms
  • IUD (Mirena, Paragard, Skyla)
  • 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 counseling services are free to all patients who need them.

Make an appointment by calling 617.927.6000 or talking to your primary care provider.

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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.

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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.