Birth Control

Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C -  - Family Practice

One Stop Family Clinic

Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C

Family Practice & Walk-In Clinic located in Murfreesboro, TN

Birth Control
Women have more safe and effective forms of birth control available than ever before. Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Emily Robinette of One Stop Family Clinic, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, helps women throughout greater Rutherford County choose the contraception that’s best for them.

Birth Control Q & A

by Emily Robinette, APN, NP-C

Why is the pill so popular and what should I know about it?

The pill has been the most popular choice of birth control among women for over 30 years. It also has other benefits, like reducing cramps and menstrual bleeding and assisting with acne control. For some women, however, the pill causes breast tenderness, spotting, and nausea.  Another drawback of the pill for some: you must remember to it daily and at the same time each day.

What are other popular birth control options today available through this clinic?

  • The patch, which is a plastic patch that adheres to the skin and releases a continuous low dose of the hormones estrogen and progestin (the same hormones found in the pill) to prevent pregnancy.
  • Nuvaring, which is a ring that’s inserted into the vagina, where it releases a continuous low dose of estrogen and progestin. It must be replaced weekly.
  • Depo-Provera, a shot given four times a year.

What should I expect at my visit with Emily for birth control?

If you are due for your well-woman visit, Emily will do a breast exam and a pelvic exam with Pap test if it is due. If possible, please bring in your most recent Pap testing result and mammogram if applicable. A urine pregnancy test is required. Also, Emily will discuss with you various birth control options to find the one that works best for you and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to mention if you have had any liver problems or blood clots, smoke, or have had any adverse problems with birth control in the past.

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