Update Your BC @ UHC

Update your birth control method at the University Health Center!


For many women, long-acting reversible contraceptives (aka LARCs) are a fantastic alternative to The Pill. Check out our buscard messages and webpages to learn more about birth control options available at the UHC. For more detailed questions, feel free to contact Sexual Health Coordinator Katy Janousek at 706-542-8690 or kjanousek@uhs.uga.edu.



Under the supervision of a prescribing clinician, a woman can take birth control to purposely skip her period. Doing so has no adverse health effects and does not affect future fertility. In fact, many women enjoy the new found freedom of having lighter periods or no periods at all while they’re on birth control!

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NuvaRing® is the brand name for the hormonal contraceptive that is a flexible ring inserted into the vaginal canal. It also offers tons of health benefits to users including protection against:

  • irregular or painful menstrual cycles
  • infection of the fallopian tubes
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • ovarian cysts
  • ovarian & uterine cancer
  • iron deficiency anemia that results from heavy menses
  • acne!


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Taking the pill at the same time every day can actually make it more effective because most people are more likely to remember to take the pill if they make it a regular part of their routine. Do you have trouble taking your pill every 24 hours apart? You can update your birth control to a method that better fits your lifestyle! Check out the NuvaRing, IUD, and Nexplanon as some great alternatives to the pill.

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IUD stands for intrauterine device. Many women spend less money on birth control by choosing a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) rather than paying for pills every month. To understand the price differences for you, you need to call your health insurance company and ask about coverage.

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Nexplanon is a brand name of the implantable contraceptive. Many women spend less money on birth control by choosing a
long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) rather than paying for pills every month. To understand the price differences for you, you need to call your health insurance company and ask about coverage.

Learn more about Nexplanon




The Pill and the NuvaRing are a great forms of birth control for women who plan on having kids soon. However, if you know
you do not want to get pregnant in the next 3 to 5 years, consider a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC). The most popular LARCs available at the University Health Center are: the Nexplanon implant and Mirena IUD. Check with your insurance company to understand your coverage for each device.

Learn more about Nexplanon and Mirena!

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