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Birth Control

Birth control is how you prevent pregnancy. There are lots of different birth control options out there. We’re here to help you figure it all out.

Pick what’s important to you to find your best birth control method:

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Low Maintenance

Birth Control Implant

Birth Control Implant

  • 99% Effective
  • Lasts Up To 5 years
  • 99% Effective
  • 5 years
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Mistake Proof
  • Easy to keep private
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Less than 1 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year
Mistake Proof
  • Once it’s in place, you don’t need to do anything for up to 4 years
Easy to keep private
  • This is a rod about the size of a matchstick placed just under the skin of your upper arm. Once it’s healed no one can see that the rod is there.
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
Low Maintenance

Intrauterine device(IUDs)

Intrauterine device (IUDs)

  • 99% Effective
  • Lasts Up To 3-12 years
  • 99% Effective
  • 3-12 years
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Mistake Proof
  • Helps with periods
  • No Hormones
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Less than 1 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year
Mistake Proof
  • Once it’s put in, there’s nothing you need to do for up to 3-12 years
Helps with periods
  • Can make periods and cramps lighter or go away altogether (only hormonal IUDs)
No Hormones
  • No hormones in copper IUD

  • No estrogen in hormonal IUDs

Used On a Schedule

Birth Control Shot

Birth Control Shot

  • 96% Effective
  • Get every 3 months
  • 96% Effective
  • 3 months
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Helps with periods
  • Easy to keep private
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Only 6 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year

  • Works even better if you always get it on time

Helps with periods
  • Can make periods and cramps lighter or go away altogether
Easy to keep private
  • Nothing you have to wear on or in your body. No one, not even your partner, will ever know about it unless you decide to tell them.
Used On a Schedule

Birth Control Vaginal Ring

Birth Control Vaginal Ring

  • 91% Effective
  • Replace monthly
  • 91% Effective
  • Monthly
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Helps with Periods
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Only 9 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year
  • Works even better if you always change your ring on time
     
Helps with Periods
  • Regulates and lightens periods, eases period symptoms

  • Can be used to skip periods

Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
Used On a Schedule

Hormonal Pill

Hormonal Pill

  • 91% Effective
  • Take daily
  • 91% Effective
  • Daily
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Helps with Periods
  • No Hormones
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Only 9 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year
  • Works even better if you always take your pill each day
     
Helps with Periods
  • Regulates and lightens periods, eases period symptoms

  • Can be used to skip periods

No Hormones
  • No estrogen in progestin-only pills (mini-pills)
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
Used On a Schedule

Non Hormonal Pill

Non Hormonal Pill

  • 91% Effective
  • Take daily
  • 91% Effective
  • Daily
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • No Hormones
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Only 9 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year
  • Works even better if you always take your pill each day
     
No Hormones
  • SERM's are non hormonal pills
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
Use Every Time

Condom

Condom

  • 87% Effective
  • Use every time
  • 87% Effective
  • Every time
  • No Hormones
  • Helps Prevent STIs
  • No Doctor Required
No Hormones
  • No hormones
Helps Prevent STIs
  • Helps prevent STIs during oral, vaginal, or anal sex
No Doctor Required
  • You don't need any doctor or nurse for this
Use Every Time

Female Condom

Female Condom

  • 79% Effective
  • Use every time
  • 79% Effective
  • Every time
  • No Hormones
  • Helps Prevent STIs
  • No Doctor Required
No Hormones
  • No hormones
Helps Prevent STIs
  • Helps prevent STIs during vaginal or anal sex
No Doctor Required
  • You don't need any doctor or nurse for this
Use Every Time

Spermicide

Spermicide

  • 79% Effective
  • Use every time
  • 79% Effective
  • Every time
  • No Hormones
  • No Doctor Required
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
No Hormones
  • No hormones
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
No Doctor Required
  • You don't need any doctor or nurse for this
Lifestyle

Fertility Awareness

Fertility Awareness

  • 77-92% Effective
  • Use daily
  • 77-92% Effective
  • Daily
  • No Hormones
  • No Doctor Required
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
No Hormones
  • No hormones
No Doctor Required
  • You don't need any doctor or nurse for this
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation
Permanent

Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

  • 99% Effective
  • Lasts for Life
  • 99% Effective
  • For life
  • Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Mistake Proof
  • No Hormones
  • Doesn't reduce pleasure
Best at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Less than 1 out of 100 people will get pregnant each year

Mistake Proof
  • Once you get sterilized, there’s nothing else you need to do
No Hormones
  • No hormones
Doesn't reduce sexual pleasure
  • Isn't known to affect libido/sensation

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