What are the Best Birth Control Methods?
The best birth control method for men and women is the
100% effective way to prevent pregnancy is to not have
sex, but that is not realistic for many of us.
many birth control methods that can fit your lifestyle
and preferences. If you find it hard to remember to take
the pill every day, consider the ring or implant. Don’t
like shots? Consider the patch or intra-uterine device (IUD). See the chart and
links below for all the info you need to make an
informed decision about what method is best for you,
then talk to your health care provider.
Birth Control Methods
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) for medically accurate information.
Condoms Help Protect Against Sexually
Transmitted Infections (STIs)
having sex, condoms are the best method for protecting
both men and women from sexually transmitted infections
and diseases (STIs/STDs).
Even if you
or your female partner is on a birth control method, it
is best to use condoms every time you have sex. This
How To Know If You Should Use A Condom,”
should help you if you have more questions. If it’s been
a while since your high school sex-ed class, brush up on
proper condom technique
What If I've Already Had Unprotected Sex
Without Birth Control?
Emergency contraception can help prevent a pregnancy if
you recently had unprotected sex.
explains your options and how to get emergency
Any person of any age in the United States can
obtain the morning after pill at a pharmacy without a
prescription or doctor’s visit. See your health care
provider as soon as possible.
How Can I Get Birth Control?
not you have health insurance, you can get birth control
and emergency contraception for a low cost or for free.
If you have health insurance,
birth control may be accessible for free under the
Affordable Care Act.
If you do not have health
and are of reproductive age, you could get
family planning services for FREE in California through
Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program
See if you qualify
or call 1-888-743-PLAN.
resource on bedsider.org
can help you figure out if you can get your chosen
family planning method for free. Find health care