What Are Different Kinds of Birth Control

The best method is what works for you.

Got questions about birth control (BC)? With so many kinds of BC out there, who doesn’t? 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. BUT, if you are having sex make sure to use a condom because although most BC options protect against pregnancy they DON’T all protect against STDs. And, if you’re worried about the $$, don’t be. Teens can get most or all of their BC covered without insurance. Talk to your parents or visit a clinic confidentially for more information.

The most effective and longest lasting options
Hormones that prevent ovulation
Physical barriers to block sperm from eggs
Other methods that don't fit neatly in a category