Prescription birth control is available through your doctor or a women’s health clinic.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a device a doctor implants in your uterus. The procedure is well tolerated, and hospitalization isn’t required. The IUD prevents pregnancy by
Several birth control methods affect hormone levels in your body, so you’re less likely to get pregnant. The most effective is a birth control implant, also called Nexplanon. This is
Birth control pills, shots, and patches also affect your hormone levels. They have an effectiveness rate of 91 to 94 percent. Examples of available brands include: The diaphragm and cervical
You can also buy over-the-counter birth control at a pharmacy and some supermarkets. These methods are not as effective as prescription birth control, but they do reduce your chance of