Birth Control

Birth control prevents pregnancy before it begins. There are many different options, all with various pros and cons. We’ll help you decide which option is best for you.

The IUD
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The IUD is a tiny, plastic device that is put into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. It's 99% effective.

The Implant
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The implant is a very small rod inserted under the skin of the upper arm to prevent pregnancy. It's 99% effective.

The Shot
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The shot is an injection of the hormone Progestin that prevents pregnancy for 3 months. It's 94% effective.

The Ring
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The Ring is a plastic, small, bendable ring that you insert into your vagina each month. It's 91% effective.

The Patch
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The patch is a thin piece of plastic that goes on the skin like a Band-Aid. It's 91% effective.

The Pill
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The pill is an oral medication taken daily. It's 91% effective.