May 27, 2016

6 Birth Control Options

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
  • Patches
  • Implants
  • Vaginal ring

Barrier birth control methods include:

Natural birth control methods include:

  • Ovulation test kits
  • Cervical mucus examination
  • Tracking menstrual cycles (rhythm method)
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Surgical sterilization

Surgical sterilzation methods include:

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Reviewed on 4/26/2016