Types of contraceptives
There are many types of contraceptives available today to allow individuals to choose the type of birth control that best fits their lifestyle and budget.
This chart showing the relative effectiveness of each method may be helpful when making your decision.
Contraceptive methods can be roughly divided into five types:
- Hormonal methods
- Barrier methods (chemical and physical)
- Intrauterine Device (IUD) (copper (Nova-T), hormones (Mirena))
- Natural Methods
- Emergency Contraception
- oral (plan B)