How to Choose the Right Type of Birth Control

Finding the right type of birth control can be a little overwhelming – here’s how to figure out what will be best for you.

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In This Article:

  • If you are a sexually active woman, birth control is a safe and effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Many types also serve other benefits beyond contraception, like period regulation and STI protection.
  • Methods include birth control pills, birth control patches, vaginal rings, IUDs, birth control implants, condoms, tubal ligation and emergency contraception.
  • Decide on the contraception type that works best for you. Make sure to talk to your doctor and identify any preexisting conditions, intention for contraception and whether you would like to have a baby in the future.

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