Birth Control Methods

Birth control lets you prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Birth control should fit your life and body – check out our guide below to find the best fit for your needs.

Highly Effective Birth Control

nexplanon

Implants
(Nexplanon)

iuds

IUDs
(Skyla, Liletta, Mirena, Paragard)

abstinence

Abstinence

sterilization

Sterilization
(for men and women)

Moderately Effective Birth Control

pills

Birth Control Pills
(many varieties)

shot

Birth Control Shot
(Depo Provera)

ring

Birth Control Ring
(Nuva Ring)

patch

Birth Control Patch
(Ortho Evra)

Least Effective Birth Control

condom

Condom

female-condom

Female Condom
(FC2)

morning-after

Morning After Pill
(Plan B, One Step, Ella)

withdrawal

Withdrawal

fertility-awareness

Fertility Awareness

To find low-cost or no-cost birth control in your area, start with our clinic finder.
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