Birth Control Facts
There are many safe and effective birth control methods available. There's no one method that's right for everyone. Some methods require planning and being prepared every time you have sex. Other methods work with very little day-to-day effort. This pamphlet discusses some of the most popular contraceptives and explains how to decide which method might be the best personal choice.
Our most popular birth control pamphlet is now available in English, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Tagalog and Vietnamese.
- Describes popular birth control methods, including IUDs; the implant; the Depo Provera shot; pills, patch and vaginal ring; condoms; diaphragms; foam, suppositories and film; natural family planning/fertility awareness methods and sterilization
- Includes effectiveness rates of contraceptives
- Large foldout chart lists methods in order of effectiveness, with the most effective methods at the top of the chart
- Explains health concerns of using contraception
- Discusses level of protection from HIV, AIDS and other STDs
- Features questions to help choose a method