Birth Control

Family Planning and Birth Control Specialists in NYC


Reproductive health is an integral part of women’s health. When you need critical advice for the best birth control methods for your health and lifestyle preferences, Great City Medical of New York City is ready with answers. No matter what type of birth control you’re currently on, we can find the right option and minimize the risk of side effects.

Gynecologist Dr. Yelena Tsyba is well-versed in the entire spectrum of contraceptive methods. She offers her expertise counseling patients who need information about preserving their ability to become pregnant at a later date and building the right birth control options.


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Different Types of Contraceptives and Hormonal Birth Control


The type of birth control you choose will depend on a variety of factors. Dr. Tsyba will help you navigate health concerns, lifestyle needs, and any risk factors so that you have a convenient method, and — more importantly — contraception that works.

Different types of birth control may include:

  • Natural methods —fertility awareness (such as the rhythm method and natural family planning)
  • Barrier methods— latex condoms, female condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms along with aids such as 
  • Hormonal methods— birth control pills (oral contraceptives), a vaginal ring such as the Nuvaring, patch, or injections of the hormone progestin (Depo-Provera®). Longer-acting methods include choices like IUDs and birth control implants in the upper arm (Nexplanon®)
  • Emergency contraception —referred to as the “morning-after pill.”
  • Permanent birth control— tubal ligation, in which the fallopian tubes are blocked in female patients (or vasectomy for men)

Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) in New York City

Women looking for a long-term birth control method often turn to intrauterine devices to deliver long-lasting protection from pregnancy. This choice is one of the most effective means of long term pregnancy prevention.

Unlike other forms of birth control, the IUD requires little maintenance and no complicated scheduling. It can help you take control of your sexual health while preserving the chance to have children, later on, should you change your mind.


How do IUDs work?


IUDs are tiny T-shaped devices implanted by your doctor or healthcare provider directly into the uterus. Hormonal IUDs release a small but ongoing amount of progestin, a naturally occurring hormone. It changes the uterine environment by thickening cervical mucus — which helps prevent sperm from binding to the egg — and thinning the uterine lining, which prevents implantation.

Non-hormonal IUDs, or copper IUDs, release a small amount of copper into the uterine lining, causing the same effects as hormonal IUD methods.

Once correctly placed, IUDs require no further pregnancy-prevention efforts to be effective. This birth control works to protect against pregnancy for five to ten years and is more than 99% effective, more efficient than oral contraceptive use.


What if I’ve had side effects from the birth control pill?


Patients who have had trouble in the past using a contraceptive pill, ring, or patch could be great candidates for IUD methods. Hormonal IUDs release a much smaller amount of hormone than oral contraceptives, while non-hormonal IUDs release none. This could be a viable alternative for your birth control needs.

Dr. Tsyba is ready to discuss your options to help you find a birth control method that works with your body to get back to feeling your best while preventing pregnancy.


What IUD options does Great City Medical Offer?


At Great City Medical, we offer the following IUDs:

  • Mirena®– Of all the FDA-approved IUDs, Mirena releases the highest amount of hormone per day and is estimated to be effective for five years. Mirena will make your period lighter and last fewer days; it could even stop your periods altogether. For this reason, Mirena is preferred by women with heavy menstrual bleeding or painful periods and seeking a convenient long-term contraceptive method.
  • Kyleena®– FDA-approved Kyleena offers a lower dose of hormones than Mirena for women who prefer to keep their monthly periods. It is also effective for up to 5 years.
  • Paragard®– This is the only FDA-approved IUD that works as well as hormonal birth control but is hormone-free. It uses one active ingredient – copper — and is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Patients of Great City Medical may opt for anesthesia during their IUD insertion or removal, which is conveniently performed at our AAAASF accredited in-office surgical suite


How to Get Birth Control NYC


When it comes to your reproductive health and birth control method, get the information you need to make the right choice for your body. Call Great City Medical for a health consultation with NYC gynecologist Dr. Yelena Tsyba to discuss your situation and concerns and learn everything you need to know.

Check out our How Long Does it Take for Birth Control to Work blog post for additional information!



I was very pleased with this facility. I didn’t have to wait, the nurse and doctor were quite human (vs bureaucratic), and I felt seen and listened to.
Kim P.
Kim P.
17:59 17 Sep 21
It is great office with a best gynecologist Dr Yelena Tsyba
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Simon L.
17:34 17 Sep 21
Both employees who attended me were very helpful and quick to assist me.
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Caro O.
17:26 17 Sep 21
Great City Medical clinic helped me file my green card immigration medical exam form. The team is very knowledgeable and flexible. I scheduled my appointment within one week and got the report quickly. Due to some personal health issues, I had to update my report two days before the interview, and the team helped me correct the form with no extra cost within one day! I really appreciated it and highly recommended having your medical exam report done quickly and professionally with the Great City Medical team.
Hao W.
Hao W.
20:49 16 Sep 21
Very efficient.
Black D.
Black D.
19:12 16 Sep 21
Aesthetically this is not the best looking clinic but the service was okay. They gave me false positive results from my pap I wanted to have a second opinion before they was going to go in and do a coloscopy. I was good that I did. I don’t know something was fishy about this place . When I had an ultrasound there were staff members basically arguing with eachother. Talking about a new MA.When I left and came back for results and they told me I had low sodium levels I was worried about that, so I drank pediasure. The only thing they told me to do was eat deli sandwiches and salted nuts. I’m always fishy about places that do abortions, its a clinic not a hospital.
Aliya R.
Aliya R.
09:27 05 Sep 21
I like the way you do a team work
Visseho G.
Visseho G.
00:07 03 Sep 21
My first time at this clinic and they’re awesome at least when they say they is going to call you about your results they do just that Unlike a lot of other clinics. I appreciate what they do for me thank you very much
deboria G.
deboria G.
18:18 25 Aug 21
Everyone is so friendly and pleasant and professional! Doesn’t feel like a hospital at all.
Daria Y.
Daria Y.
19:38 30 Jul 21
This place is amazing because of the ladies and doctors that work there. They are an amazing group of people! They are professional, friendly and courteous! The office manager, however, could be a little more courteous and friendly with the clients and the staff. I reccomend this clinic to everyone, great place and convenient.To all the staff; thank you for all the hard work that you do!
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
23:43 15 Jul 21
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Eniola F.
19:06 15 Jul 21
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Cheneere B.
Cheneere B.
18:22 14 Jul 21
Such a great first experience. Dr. Vanessa treated me, she was so understanding and supportive. Removed my iud in seconds after I was told by other doctors that I would need a procedure done to remove it. Definitely recommend her and this place. Awesome staff
jehona V.
jehona V.
20:44 08 Jul 21
The entire staff was friendly and professional. They put the patients at ease by explaining the procedures they are performing. They are willing to answer questions so the patient has clarity. The facilty is clean, well lit, and there is plenty of space for patients to practice social distance.
Tara C.
Tara C.
21:07 25 Jun 21
I’m new to this office and had a great experience with my appointment. Almost no wait time, very pleasant front desk staff and very helpful and caring doctor. On site ultrasound is a big plus. Would recommend this place to everyone.
Ella A.
Ella A.
15:27 18 Jun 21
The BEST team ever 😍😍
arlene G.
arlene G.
16:47 15 Jun 21
I felt comfortable.
Mercy L.
Mercy L.
03:56 11 Jun 21
It was a very special place small but the Personal including the Dr very frendly and competity I will recomended to visit
Silvia C.
Silvia C.
20:15 08 Jun 21
I love this place they are very professional and very clean
Melody V.
Melody V.
15:26 21 May 21
Thank you so mush to my doctor Akselrud
Olga
Olga
00:07 21 May 21
Buen trato y buen servicio
Clsa 0.
Clsa 0.
22:41 18 May 21
Upon arrival Brenda at the front desk is exceptionally wonderful, the medical assistant (never caught her name) is so sweet & Dr. Vanessa Sanchez listened to my concerns and addressed all of my issues. Thanks a lot ladies.
Pamela C.
Pamela C.
16:15 07 May 21
Beautiful office , people in the front desk as well as the doctor and nurses where all amazing and kind . No wait time. Overall a wonderful experience
Lucero G.
Lucero G.
14:30 05 May 21
Had to wait for 1/2 hour and the person at the front desk wore her mask BELOW her nose. Dr. Akselrud could not have been nicer and he was more than helpful in dealing with my medical issue. He is a good doctor.
Alexis G.
Alexis G.
03:07 28 Apr 21
My gyn doctor was great she listen and answer your questions good so if you looking for a gyn doctor she the best so far
sha W.
sha W.
17:09 02 Apr 21
Wonderful office, Amazing doctors and Staff. Highly recommend, a jewel in East Harlem!
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
03:28 02 Apr 21
I am fairly new here and had about 4 appointments and never had any issues. The wait sometimes can be a little long, but the staff are always nice. The doctors are kind and gentle with their procedures. The anesthesiologist was so nice and helpful and made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I travel from the Bronx and it’s worth the travel.
Princess L.
Princess L.
20:22 25 Mar 21
Loved my doctor she was very good
Leenia M.
Leenia M.
17:56 25 Mar 21
Always professional and willing to answer all my questions.
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ntifafa akoko T.
19:28 11 Mar 21
My experience is always great, questions always answered no complaints at all
Darryl W.
Darryl W.
15:37 02 Mar 21
Friendly Team.I was seen by Dr. Vanessa, and she is great!!
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Jasmin A.
19:18 26 Feb 21
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