Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods

Non-hormonal birth control methods are barrier methods that can be used with other methods.

Cervical cap

Can be placed up to six hours before sexual intercourse

Condom

Use every time you have sexual intercourse

Diaphragm

Use every time you have sexual intercourse up to six hours prior

Sponge

Can be inserted 24 hours prior to having sex

Hormonal Birth Control Methods

Hormonal birth control methods use hormones like estrogen, progestin or both to keep the ovaries from releasing eggs while thickening the cervical mucus to block sperm from getting to the egg.

The pill

Take once a day at the same time every day

The patch

Needs to be changed once a week for three weeks of the month. It should not be worn on the fourth week fo the month to allow a period to happen.

The shot

Given every three months at your healthcare provider's office

The ring

Inserted into the vagina for three weeks at a time and taken out the fourth week to allow a period to occur

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives "LARC" Birth Control Methods

LARCs are low-maintenance contraceptives that can last for long periods of times.

IUD

Can last up to 12 years

Birth control implant

Can last up to 4 years

Natural Family Planning

Natural family planning relies upon self discipline.

Fertility awareness methods

Fertility awareness method is the tracking of your period to determine when you're most likely able to get pregnant

Withdrawal method

The withdrawal method is when a male partner pulls out before ejaculating

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