Birth Control: Know Your Options
There are many different kinds of birth control options. They vary in price, difficulty to use, availability, side effects, and cost. Choosing the birth control that is right for you can be an empowering experience. To make an informed choice, you must first know the facts about different types of birth control. What works well for one person may not be a good choice for another, so research your options and talk to your healthcare provider to make a birth control choice that works well for you. Barrier Methods Barrier methods are forms of birth control that keep sperm from coming into contact with a woman’s cervix. These include male condoms, female condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and spermicides. Barrier methods are the only form of birth control that offer protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.