Choosing the right birth control

Birth control and contraception are for everyone. All people can control whether they become parents. Every couple has different birth control needs. Find out what might work best for you in this section.


How to choose 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.

Birth control: how well does it work?

There are two ways to rate how well birth control methods work. You can say how good they are if people use them perfectly. Or you can look at what happens in real life – because people aren’t usually perfect!