Plan your future. Plan your family. Plan your babies.

Plan your future. Plan your family. Plan your babies.

A Step Ahead offers women in Nashville and Middle Tennessee free long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Our Methods

We offer free access to easy to use, reversible methods of contraception. We make it easy for you to plan your family and get a step ahead in life.

Hormonal IUD

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Hormonal IUD

Mirena® is a form of birth control known as an intrauterine device (IUD). It’s sometimes called an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC). Mirena releases a hormone to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg.

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Non-Hormonal IUD

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Non-Hormonal IUD

Paragard® is a form of birth control known as an intrauterine device (IUD). It’s sometimes called an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC). Paragard® is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and has no hormones at all.

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Implant

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Implant

Nexplanon® is a small, soft, and flexible birth control implant
placed discreetly under the skin on the inside of your upper arm.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have insurance?

We will pay the full cost for any of our clients who want to receive a free IUD or implant.

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What if I have insurance?

Our partner health clinic will bill your private insurance first, but we will pay any co-pay and/or deductibles for Middle Tennessee residents. There will be no out of pocket costs to any of our patients.

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What does the appointment include?

With any appointment for free birth control, we provide a free woman's health screening including a pregnancy test and STI test. If you are over 21, you will also receive a free pap test.

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What is an IUD?

An IUD is a small, t-shaped piece of plastic that keeps you from getting pregnant.

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Where does it go?

A doctor or nurse puts the IUD in the uterus, which is inside a woman’s body above the vagina. IUD stands for “Intrauterine Device,” which means it is inside the uterus.

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How well does it work?

The IUD works really, really well. It is one of the best forms of birth control that exists. If 100 women use the IUD, on average less than 1 will become pregnant within a year.

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Does the IUD protect me from STIs?

Nope, absolutely not. So definitely use a condom every time you have sex so that you are protected from pregnancy AND sexually transmitted infections.

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We offer free transportation to LARC partner clinics within the Nashville area.
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