What is the right method for my partner and me?

Key questions to ask yourself:

  • How effective is it?
  • How often am I having sex?
  • Am I on any other medication?
  • How comfortable am I with it?
  • What are the side effects?

Breakdown of Birth Control Categories


This means that the type of birth control releases estrogen and/or progesterone into the body.

Examples include: birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, Nuva Ring, the Patch, the Depo-Provera shot 


There are no hormones being released into the body. 

Examples include: condoms (female and male), copper IUD