Birth control, also known as contraception, are methods used to prevent pregnancy. People use birth control for a variety of other
reasons too, including: controlling acne, managing periods, and more. Find the method that works for you!
Contraception may interact with medical conditions and/or other medication. After exploring these methods, be sure to discuss them and your medical history with a health care provider.
These methods protect against some Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) AND pregnancy at the same time!
These methods are more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Easy to hide
Some people want to keep their contraception use to themselves, so these methods are less obvious to other people because of how they are taken or worn in the body.
These methods do not contain estrogen – they might even be hormone free. These options would be recommended for people who are sensitive to synthetic estrogen.
Set it and forget it
These methods are placed inside the body by a medical provider and can be used up to 3 years or longer, depending on the type (see descriptions for more details).
These methods have other added benefits to pregnancy prevention. Some people find they experience improvements with acne, periods, cramps, etc. (additional benefits not guaranteed).