Common Contraceptives

Using contraception can help avoid unwanted pregnancies, protect against sexually transmitted disease including HIV/AIDS, and provide other health benefits.

No one contraceptive is right for every person. You and your doctor will want to answer the following questions before choosing the method of contraception that will be right for you. Bear in mind that there is no perfect method. Nothing is simultaneously easy, cheap, spontaneous, and completely risk free. Some of the most common contraceptives include:

  • Birth Control Pills
  • Condoms
  • Injectables
  • Diaphragm
  • Emergency Contraception (morning after pill)
  • IUD (intrauterine device)
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Birth Control Patch
  • Birth Control Implants

For more information about common contraceptives, visit our Online Medical Encyclopedia.