Small device that is put inside the womb by a health care provider. This works by preventing
the sperm from entering the womb by thickening the mucus in the cervix and making it hard for the
sperm to enter the womb.
The Pill, Patch, or Vaginal Ring
Works by releasing artificial hormones that stops the ovaries from releasing eggs. This must
be prescribed by a health care professional.
A shot of artificial hormones given by a health care provider. Stops the release of eggs from
the ovaries. The shot last 3 months.
Not having sex. If two people don't have sex, then sperm can't fertilize an egg and there's
no possibility of a pregnancy. Abstinence is the only 100% effective form of birth control.
What is Right For Me
Here are some questions to help you decide which method of birth control is right for you:
Will I feel embarrassed about using this method?
Will my partner feel embarrassed?
How does my partner feel about using birth control?
How much will this method cost?
Does this method fit my lifestyle?
Do I have religious or moral feelings that inhibit me from using this form of birth control?
How do I feel about touching my genitals in order to use this method?
How often do I have sex?
Your answers to the questions will help you decide what is right for you