Choosing the right birth control

Birth control is not just for women, it is also for men. Both women and men can control whether they become parents. Every couple has different birth control needs. Find out what might work best for you in this section.


How well does it work?

There are two ways to rate how well birth control methods work. You can say how good they are if people use them perfectly. Or you can look at what happens in real life – because people aren’t usually perfect!

How to choose

If you don't want to get pregnant – or get your partner pregnant – you need to use birth control, also called contraception or family planning.