Types of Birth Control

Some kinds of birth control work better and are more effective than others. And different methods suit different people. Let's dive into the various types of birth control that are available to you.

Facts

What are Emergency Contraceptives?

Emergency contraception is a post-sex method of birth control. That means if you are not already on contraceptives or didn’t use condoms or even if you did and it did not work properly, emergency contraception can help prevent unplanned pregnancy if used immediately after unprotected sex.

Intrauterine Device (IUD): How to get it, benefits & side effects

Different birth control options exist for individuals who are sexually active and would like to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Along with selections like condoms, the morning after pill, spermicide, birth control patch, there is also the Intrauterine Device popularly referred to as IUD.

Condoms: Types, proper use, how effective are they?

Even though only abstinence from sex guarantees 100 percent protection from unplanned pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, Condom use has proven effective (guarantees 98 percent protection) and a more preferred method.

What you need to know about the Etonogestrel birth control implant

Contraceptive use in Nigeria remains a convoluted and controversial topic. While the narrative surrounding reproductive health and family planning have evolved over the years, there remains a sense of derision when contraceptives are brought up, especially concerning a woman’s agency over her body.