They offer protection for as long as you choose and most are extremely effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly. There are several different options for temporary contraception depending on patients’ age, health, lifestyle and previous experience.
Some of the most popular temporary contraceptive options include:
- Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills, “The Pill”)
- Vaginal Ring
Women who have already had children, or those who know they will never want to may benefit from permanent birth control methods. These contraceptive options involve a surgical procedure that disrupts the natural fertilization process, usually by tying or cutting off access to the fallopian tubes.