BIRTH CONTROL METHODS

We believe in helping you understand your body. You deserve all the facts and information on all birth control methods so that you can make confident decisions about your reproductive health. All My Future Approved clinics offer free services to support you in making choices your future self will be proud of. 

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Emergency Contraceptive

The Morning After Pill is sold as either Plan B One-Step® or Next Choice One Dose® 2. It is taken within 72 hours after having had sex without using any type of birth control or if the birth control method failed. 

  • If a woman is already pregnant, emergency contraception will not work
  • Plan B and Next Choice are not the abortion pill

Fertility Awareness

Fertility awareness is also called natural family planning. It works by preventing fertilization of the egg on the woman’s fertile days to avoid getting pregnant. Sex is avoided on these days or a barrier form of birth control is used. 

Fertility Awarness

Fertility awareness is also called natural family planning. It works by preventing fertilization of the egg on the woman’s fertile days to avoid getting pregnant. Sex is avoided on these days or a barrier form of birth control is used. 

Vasectomy

A male vasectomy is a surgery that blocks sperm from mixing with semen and leaving the body during sex. This prevents pregnancy.

Tubal Ligation

Every month, a woman’s body releases an egg. That egg waits in her fallopian tube to be fertilized by a male sperm. When a woman has her “tubes tied” it stops an egg from entering the fallopian tube. This means fertilization by a sperm and pregnancy is no longer possible.

Tubal Ligation

Every month, a woman’s body releases an egg. That egg waits in her fallopian tube to be fertilized by a male sperm. When a woman has her “tubes tied” it stops an egg from entering the fallopian tube. This means fertilization by a sperm and pregnancy is no longer possible.

Barrier Methods

Birth control that stops fertilization from happening includes barrier methods such as the sponge, diaphragm, cervical caps and shields, and male and female condoms. With these, the egg and sperm ideally never meet, and fertilization never occurs so there can be no pregnancy.

Implants & IUD’s

Implants and intrauterine devices* are commonly called IUDs. An IUD is a small device that is placed into the uterus by a medical professional to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs work by releasing small amounts of hormones into a woman’s body.

Implants & IUD’s

Implants and intrauterine devices* are commonly called IUDs. An IUD is a small device that is placed into the uterus by a medical professional to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs work by releasing small amounts of hormones into a woman’s body.

Oral Contraceptive Pills

Birth control that stops fertilization from happening includes barrier methods such as the sponge, diaphragm, cervical caps and shields, and male and female condoms. With these, the egg and sperm ideally never meet, and fertilization never occurs so there can be no pregnancy.