Combination PillCombination birth control pills, are oral contraceptives that contain estrogen and a progestin. Combination pills keep your ovaries from releasing an egg. They also cause changes in the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
Progestin Only Pill (Mini Pill)The minipill, also known as the progestin-only birth control pill (POP), is an oral contraceptive that contains the hormone progestin.
RingThe birth control ring (aka Nuvaring) is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method inserted into the vagina. The small, flexible ring prevents pregnancy by gradually releasing hormones into the body.
PatchThe transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin. It gradually releases hormones into your body to prevent pregnancy. You replace it once per week.
Emergency ContraceptionEmergency contraception, aka "the morning after pill" is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
CondomsThe most popular kind of condom is the male condom, which is usually a latex sheath that covers the penis during intercourse. This catches sperm and prevents it from entering the vagina.
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