Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods
Non-hormonal birth control methods are barrier methods that can be used with other methods.
Can be placed up to six hours before sexual intercourse
Use every time you have sexual intercourse
Use every time you have sexual intercourse up to six hours prior
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.
Take once a day at the same time every day
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.
Given every three months at your healthcare provider's office
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.
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
The withdrawal method is when a male partner pulls out before ejaculating