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Birth Control

Birth Control Methods

There is no single "best" method of birth control. Choosing a method that fits for you at this time in your life is a personal decision.

You May Want to Ask Yourself:

  • What are my goals about becoming pregnant or preventing pregnancy?
  • Do I want the most effective birth control method possible?
  • Do I want a method that works with or without hormones?
  • How important is it that my birth control method is convenient to use?
    • Do I want a pill I take every day? A method I use every time?
    • A method I place once week? Once a month? Every three months?
    • A method that lasts for three years? Five years? Or longer?

You Want to Know About Each Method:

  • How each method works to prevent pregnancy?
  • How easy is each method to use?
  • What are the benefits, risks, or side effects?
  • Which methods also protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

A family planning provider can answer your questions and help you think about your method choice. To learn more about birth control methods for men and women, click below: 

Additional Resources

Birth Control for Men

Birth control methods for men. Birth Control is not just for women!

Birth Control for Women

Birth Control methods for women. Information regarding reversible and permanent methods of contraception.