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Birth Control Methods

FDA approved forms of birth control:

  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Male Condom; Female Condom 
  • Hormonal Injection
  • Hormonal Patch
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Emergency contraceptive pills
  • Cervical cap; IUD; diaphragm; hormonal implant; sterilization of male and female; sponge; spermicide


More information about different birth control methods

Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Control

Can a woman get pregnant the first time she has intercourse?

Yes. She can even get pregnant if she's menstruating or breastfeeding.

Does birth control protect against HIV/STDs?

The only method that offers effective protection against HIV/AIDS and other STDs is the male condom.

Family Planning Clinics

To find your nearest Family Planning clinic, click here.


Last Updated 7/16/2013