The Institute for Women's Health

Some contraceptive methods have been available for decades. As medical technology advances, stronger variations of methods are created, as well as entirely new ways of preventing pregnancy.

The best way to prevent an unwanted or unprepared pregnancy is to consult your physician and understand the birth control methods that are available and which one may be best suited for you.

Below is an infographic showcasing the various methods of birth control, their effectiveness and the likelihood of the potential hazards each has.