Contraception, or birth control, helps you prevent becoming pregnant until you are ready and helps you plan the number and spacing of your children.
Pregnancy Prevention - Hormonal Methods Tile
Read about contraceptive methods that use estrogen and/or progestin to prevent pregnancy.
Learn about contraception methods that do not use hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Get information about sterilization for men and women (vasectomy, tubal ligation and tubal implant.)
Birth Control Pills
Read about oral contraceptive options.
Natural Family Planning
Learn about Fertility awareness-based methods of family planning.
Get information on male sterilization.
Content created by Office of Population Affairs
Content last reviewed on July 19, 2016