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…


Despite decades of availability of safe and effective birth control the unintended pregnancy rate in the United States is still 49%. There are approximately 6.6 million babies born in the U.S. each year, and half of those pregnancies were unintended. That is a staggering number, with lifelong and life changing effects for the families who…