Contraception is an important part of health care for people in their reproductive years. There are many options. Our Naturopathic Doctors can help you make this decision, while considering your unique needs and your individual preferences.
Options that we offer at Acacia include:
At Acacia we provide primary health care for women of all ages and sexual orientations which includes complete physical exams, pap smears and breast exams. We also offer STI/STD testing including HPV screening.
The FemCap is a silicon cervical cap and a non-hormonal barrier form of birth control. An award winning device for its smart design, the FemCap is:
Fitting visits are 30 minutes for existing naturopathic patients and 45 minutes for new patients (if you have not yet seen one of our NDs). They include education on best use, a pelvic exam to make sure it is appropriate for you and a fitting. At the end of the visit you will go home confident you can use this device effectively.
To be effective, the FemCap must be used with spermicide. We have a spermicide product called Contragel in our dispensary that works well with the FemCap and can be purchased at the end of your visit.
If you are coming into Acacia for a FemCap fitting, please view this video in advance in order to prepare for the visit. (Please note this video has graphic medical content in order to familiarize women with how to insert the device).
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