Birth Control & Contraception

Along with condoms, spermicides, birth control pills, IUDS, Depo-Provera and sterilization, there are a variety of other birth control methods to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Before deciding on an approach, be sure to discuss all the options with your partner and doctor to determine which is best for you.

Birth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. Another word for birth control is contraception.

If you have sex without birth control, there is a chance that you could get pregnant. This is true even if you have not started having periods yet or you are getting close to menopause. Each year, about 85 out of 100 women who don’t use birth control have an unplanned pregnancy.

The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is to not have sex. But finding a good method of birth control you can use every time can help you avoid an unplanned pregnancy.