Center for Young Women's Health

Types of Contraceptives

 

Male Contraceptives:

Male Condoms

Withdrawal

 

Female Hormonal Contraceptives:

Birth Control Pills

Depo-Provera® Hormonal Injections

Estrogen/Progestin Hormonal Injections (not currently available in US)

Hormonal Implants

Hormone Patch (Ortho-Evra®)

Vaginal Hormonal Ring (NuvaRing®)

 

Female Barrier Contraceptives:

Cervical Cap

Contraceptive Sponges

Diaphragms

Female Condoms

Spermicides

 

Other Contraceptives:

Emergency Contraception

Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

Intra-Uterine Devices (IUDs)

Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) for Women Who Are Breastfeeding

Natural Family Planning

 

Written and reviewed by the CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital

 

Updated: 10/16/2008

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