Birth Control: Understanding Your Options

by Lillian Whitaker



There are plenty of options for birth control these days — which is great. But it also means there's a lot to learn about how they're the same and how they're different.

In our new education program, we're here to help you figure it out. We asked Dr. Erica Montes, FACOG, an OB-GYN and creator of women's health blog "The Modern Mujer," about the questions you should ask your healthcare provider. We also help you understand the differences between hormonal and non-hormonal contraception and break down the options so you can make the best choice for your body — and your lifestyle.

Read on to learn more.

This resource was created with support from Evofem Biosciences.



Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your HCP About Birth Control Methods


Conversación sobre la salud: Preguntas que debería hacer a su proveedor de servicios médicos sobre los métodos de control natal


Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Birth Control


Girl choosing a method of contraception

Datos curiosos: Lo que debe saber sobre el control natal


Hormonal vs. Non-Hormonal Contraception: What's the Difference?

Birth Control Resources


In the United States, almost half of all pregnancies every year are not planned. Information about birth control can help educate women on the available options and how to choose which one might be right for them. Several hormonal and nonhormonal birth control options are available to women. Choosing one depends largely on schedule, medical history, health conditions and other medications you may be taking. For more information, be sure to contact your healthcare provider and visit the links provided below.

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