Birth Control

Birth Control services offered in Lakewood, WA

Birth Control

Birth control protects your health and body by preventing pregnancy until you’re ready. At The Women’s Clinic in Lakewood, Washington, Jessica Kirkwood, ARNP, and the highly skilled team are dedicated to protecting and promoting health and wellness and provide birth control counseling. They explain the different types of birth control, how they work, and help you find the method that best fits your family planning. For providers that listen, call The Women's Clinic today or book an appointment online. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Sadly, at this time, we are unable to accept any Medicaid Insurances. The State assures us they are fixing the prolem but it's been two months and so far, no fix.
We no longer accept ANY of the Tri Care Insurances.

Birth Control Q&A

Why do women need to know about birth control?

Women need to know about birth control because it’s important for their health. 

About half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned and unexpected. Having babies when you’re not ready affects your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. It also increases the risk of giving birth too early, affecting the health of the baby.

Birth control includes all the methods, devices, and treatments available for sexually active adolescent and adult women who aren’t ready to have a baby. Birth control also helps manage gynecological health issues like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.

The Women's Clinic provides female-focused holistic care, helping women manage their health through every phase of life. The team provides birth control counseling so you can make informed decisions about your health.


What are some types of birth control?

You have many forms of birth control to choose from; some you can pick up at the store, while others require a prescription. 

Types of birth control include:

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

LARCs are devices that go in the body and prevent pregnancy for three or more years, such as:

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) 
  • hormonal implants.

for all LARCs, local anesthetic is available. Ask at your appointment

Short-acting hormonal methods

Short-acting hormonal methods of birth control are prescriptions you must take as directed by your health care provider to prevent pregnancy. The birth control pill, shot, and patch are short-acting hormonal methods. 

Barrier methods

Condoms and diaphragms are barrier methods of birth control. Condoms are available over-the-counter (OTC) and are the only method of birth control that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A diaphragm is fitted and prescribed by your medical provider.

Even if you are using a separate form of birth control to prevent pregnancy, it is recommended to also use a condom to protect you from STDs, depending on your relationship status and sexual habits.


What can I expect during a birth control consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered birth control consultation at The Women's Clinic. The team listens intently to your concerns, performs exams or tests if necessary, and talks to you about the types of birth control and how they work.

Prescriptions and procedures are provided when appropriate. 

Call The Women's Clinic today or use the online booking button to schedule your birth control consultation.