Birth Control

Deciding when to start using birth control and choosing a method that will work for you is an important decision.  There are different birth control methods and issues to consider when deciding to become sexually active.

What is the best birth control?

There are many methods of birth control. It is best to choose one that is right for you. Hormonal methods of birth control do not protect against STIs.  Condoms are the only form of birth control that reduce the spread of STIs. When considering which birth control method is best for you, think about:

  • Where do I need to go to get this kind of birth control?
  • Does my partner need to be involved with this kind of birth control?
  • How convenient is this kind of birth control to use?
  • How much does this kind of birth control cost


 Birth Control Methods [English - French]