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Access to contraception is now more important than ever. 

Need counseling on what birth control may be right for you? Need an IUD inserted or removed? Our healthcare team is here to help you manage your contraceptive care.

What Exactly is Contraceptive Care?

Contraception is the act of preventing pregnancy. Various contraceptive methods can be used to prevent pregnancy. At HerMD, we offer both hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive methods to our patients.

What types of Birth Control Does HerMD Offer to its Patients?

Some of the hormonal contraceptive methods include:

  • IUDs
  • Nexplanon
  • Daily oral contraceptive pills OCP
  • Weekly patches
  • Monthly rings

Non-hormonal contraceptive methods include:

  • Phexxi
  • Condoms

Emergency contraception

  • Plan B
  • Ella

What to expect on your visit

During your visit, you can expect your care team to listen to and address all your contraceptive needs in a safe and trusted space.

A consultation for contraception may include:

  • A history and physical examination
  • Counseling on contraception methods
What types of contraception are available to me?

We offer many different contraceptive methods to our HerMD patients. We are proud to offer both hormonal and non-hormonal options, and we work with our patients to determine a method that fits with their lifestyle.

How effective is contraception?

The exact efficacy depends on the type of contraception used, but most contraceptive methods are highly (around 90-99%) effective when used as instructed.

What are the most common side effects of contraception?

The most common side effects depend on the type of contraception utilized. In patients who experience side effects, most are short-lived. The most common side effects of contraceptive pills include: breast tenderness, nausea, and mood changes. The most common side effects of IUDs include cramping and temporary abnormalities in bleeding patterns. However, it is important to note that the vast majority of people will not experience side effects.

The HerMD Difference

TYPICAL OB GYN OFFICE HerMD
  • 10 minute appointments
  •  20 – 60 minute appointments
  • Fragmented
  • In-person only
  • Hybrid: in-person and virtual
  • Sterile environment
  • Patient-centric, beautiful and warm
  • Focus on obstetrics, annuals, and STI care
  • Gynecology, sexual health and menopause focused with ISSWSH and NAMS trained providers

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  • Makayla Kerns


    Wonderful clinic, highly recommend! If I could change anything I would add to their patient portal a way for patients to be able to access their medical records online.

  • MaryAnn

    Cincinnati, OH

    Lexi is the best when it comes to your skincare needs

  • Shell G


    Everyone is great at HerMd KY. The office is so homey and welcoming.

  • Elizabeth Cotton


    I’m so thankful to find HerMD. A group of women physicians treating women. The care was great but also the experience was great. The nurse practitioner spent a lot of time with me and didn’t rush through the appointment. It was great!

  • Elizabeth Velazquez-Noll


    Rachel was fabulous. She is friendly and knowledgeable, gave me options without making me feel pressured and I am so happy with the outcome!

  • Anthony Ripepi

    Cincinnati, OH

    Great staff and always get me in last minute. The only place I never have to go back for touchups because they do a great job the first time.

  • Jessica Lewis

    Cincinnati, OH

    Friendly staff and amazing 1:1 time during your appointment, they listen and take care of your needs

  • Karen Jarrold

    Cincinnati, OH

    Michelle is great! Made me feel comfortable. She is very good, knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

  • Tina Hochwalt

    Cincinnati, OH

    The best services ever!!!! Lexi is the Bomb Diggity

  • Nicole S.

    Cincinnati, OH

    I highly, highly recommend this practice – especially for people who are neurodivergent and/or who have anxieties around receiving medical care. All staff members were pleasant to interact with; I let the medical assistant know that I’m typically a hard stick, but bless her, she got it in one try. I wish I could give them more than five stars!

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