0 22 October 2014


A Word of Advice:

  • No birth control method is guaranteed to work 100% of the time, except for abstinence (not having sex).
  • Most types of contraceptives do not offer protection against STDs. Using a condom every time is an effective way to reduce your risk.
  • No matter which method you choose, make sure you follow the instructions carefully to maximize its effectiveness

Below are some common methods for birth control. Discuss with your health care provider about other options and find out which method is the best for you.  

Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills)

Birth control pills are small tablets that women take once daily to prevent pregnancy. They are considered a very effective and convenient means of contraception. There are many different types of birth control pills, but they all work in a similar way: they contain one or more female hormones that stop ovulation (the process through which the ovary releases an egg) and prevent s