If you are sexually active or thinking about having sex, learn more about your birth control options.
Birth control facts
While no method of birth control (other than abstinence) is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, there are many options that offer close to 100% pregnancy prevention when used properly. Most forms of birth control do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, although condoms offer a certain degree of protection from STDs when used properly.
Help me choose
We recommend meeting with a practitioner to discuss your options in detail. It’s important to weigh the risks and benefits of each method, the type of protection you want, and how the birth control works (for example, an injection every three months versus a daily pill, etc). Please call our office to schedule an appointment!
For our summary comparison of non-permanent birth control options, please click here.
You can also find additional birth control information through UpToDate.