Birth Control

Women today have more Birth Control options than ever before. Pharmaceutical companies, recognizing the various and different needs of women, are developing new products and new forms of Birth Control to meet those needs. These pages summarize the currently available Birth Control Methods and may direct you to sites where you can learn more detailed information.

Birth Control Methods can be categorized into two basic categories: Hormonal and Non-hormonal. Hormonal methods are very effective contraceptives but do nothing to prevent the transmission and spread of sexually transmitted diseases and infections including the HIV virus.

The Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods can be divided into two categories: Barrier Methods and Other.

In the category of other Birth Control Methods are The fertility Awareness or Rhythm method, Abstinence, IUDs and male and female sterilization. Click the links above to learn more about the specific Birth Control Methods.