Every couple has different birth control needs. So the best birth control method for every couple may be different.
Before you choose a birth control method, here are some things to think about:
- How important is it that you don't get pregnant? Would it be a total disaster if you were pregnant? Or OK, but just not quite the right moment?
- How well does the birth control method work? What's the 'failure rate'?
- Could the birth control method have side effects for you or your partner?
- How soon would you like to have children?
See birth control methods to find out more about the different methods, their pros and cons, and how well they work.