Birth Control

If you don't want to get pregnant – or don't want your partner to get pregnant – you need to use birth control, also called contraception or family planning. There are lots different types of birth control methods. Another way to avoid getting pregnant is abstinence.



A diaphragm has a medium failure rate. It's a soft rubber dome that fits over the cervix, blocking sperm from getting into the womb.


An implant is a birth control method with very low failure rate. It's a tiny rod containing a hormone, which is injected just under the skin on your arm.

Female Condom

Female condoms are a great alternative to male condoms. They might seem a bit intimidating at first, but with a practice, you will be a pro soon.


When withdrawing, a man pulls his penis out of a woman’s vagina before he ejaculates – so that there's no semen going into the vagina.