6 Birth Control Options
Table of Contents
- Birth control facts
- How does birth control work?
- How long does it take for birth control to begin working?
- Can you get pregnant on birth control?
- What are the different types of birth control available?
- 1. What are hormonal birth control options (including oral contraceptives pills)?
- 2. What are barrier methods of birth control (including condoms)?
- 3. What about surgical sterilization (tubal ligation or vasectomy) for birth control?
- 4. What are natural birth control options?
- 5. What is emergency contraception?
- 6. What are IUDs (intrauterine devices)
What are the different types of birth control available?
Types of birth control methods include options that prevent sperm from reaching an egg, known as barrier methods; methods that prevent ovulation, and methods that prevent implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus. Permanent methods (surgical sterilization) are also available for those who no longer desire to have children.
Types of birth control include:
Hormonal birth control methods include:
- Birth control pills
- Vaginal ring
Barrier birth control methods include:
- Cervical caps
Natural birth control methods include:
- Ovulation test kits
- Cervical mucus examination
- Tracking menstrual cycles (rhythm method)
- Intrauterine devices
- Emergency contraception "morning after" pills
- Surgical sterilization
Surgical sterilzation methods include:
- Estrostep Fe
- Junel FE
- Larin Fe
- Loestrin Fe
- Ortho Evra
- Ortho Micronor
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen
- Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo
- Plan B
- Plan B One-Step