How effective is it?

The best method is what works for you.

Got questions about birth control (BC)? Learn all you need to know about BC and how to get it below. We know you've heard it before, but we'll say it again: the only 100% effective method of birth control is abstinence. If you’re worried about $$, don’t be. Teens can get their BC covered for FREE. Talk to your parents and visit a health center near you for more information, and to get the method that is right for you – when you’re ready. And remember, condoms are the only BC method besides abstinence that also helps reduce your risk of getting an STD.

Over 99% effective
92-99% effective
70-98% effective. Condoms are most effective
75-100% effective depending on the method