How to prevent pregnancy?
Today, we have many safe and effective birth control methods available to us.
All of us who need birth control want to find the method that is best for us.
1. Implanon:A matchstick-sized rod that is inserted in the arm to prevent pregnancy.Must be inserted by a health care provider.Costs between $400 and $800 up front, but lasts up to three years.
2.Birth Control Pills:Easy to get with a prescription.Cost about $15–$50 each month
3.Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera):Easy to get with a prescription
Lasts for three months.Costs $35–$100 per injection, plus any exam fees
4.Birth Control Sponge (Today Sponge):Easy to use.Costs $9–$15 for a package of three sponges
5.Birth Control Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing):Easy to get with a prescription.
Costs about $15–$80 a month
6.Breastfeeding as Birth Control:Effective, safe, convenient, and free.
Lasts for up to six months after giving birth
7.Cervical Cap (FemCap):Lasts for up to two years.Costs about $60–$75
8.Diaphragm:Lasts up to two years.Costs about $15–$75
9.IUD:Must be inserted by a health care provider.Costs between $500 and $1,000 up front, but lasts up to 12 years
10.Spermicide:Costs about $8 per package
11.Sterilization for Women (Tubal Sterilization):Surgery that prevents pregnancy.Costs between $1,500 and $6,000.Meant to be permanent
12.Vasectomy:Sterilization for men that prevents pregnancy.Costs $350 to $1,000.Meant to be permanent.
Comparing effectiveness of birth control methods:
Less than 1 pregnancy per 100:
Vasectomy Female sterilization IUD Implant
2-9 per 100
Breastfeeding Shot Pill Ring Patch
15-24 per 100
Diaphragm Male Condom Female condom Withdrawal Sponge Cervical cap
About 25 per 100
Spermicide Fertility awareness
The sponge covers the cervix and blocks sperm from entering the uterus.
The sponge also continuously releases a spermicide that keeps sperm from moving.