Choosing Birth Control That's Right for You

A collage of women at different stages of life thinking about birth control.
A graph of the most fertile days in a month, natural family planning.
Types of  birth control spermicide.
A hand holding a male condom, a type of birth control method.
A female condom and diagram on how it is used.
A birth control method, the diaphragm, and diagram of how it is used.
A birth control device, a cervical cap, and diagram on how it is used.
A birth control device, a sponge (Today Sponge), and diagram on how it is used.
A packet of birth control pills.
A woman applying a birth control patch to her skin.
A woman holding a vaginal ring, a type of birth control.
An administered birth control shot, Depo-Provera.
A woman getting a birth control implant.
A diagram of an IUD (intrauterine device).
A diagram of tubal ligation, a type of birth control.
A diagram of tubal implants, a type of birth control.
A diagram of a vasectomy.
A blister pack with emergency contraception.
A group of older women doing yoga.
A water hose symbolizing the withdrawal (pulling out) method.
A chart of the least effective birth control methods.
A chart of the most effective birth control methods.

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Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on Monday, August 22, 2016

Choosing Your Birth Control Method

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