Birth control, also known as contraception, can help prevent an unwanted pregnancy until you are ready to have a baby. Some forms of birth control also help protect you from a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

There are many different types of birth control and no single method is right for everyone. It’s important to consider the pros and cons of each type of birth control and select the one most suited to your needs and lifestyle. Think carefully about how easy it is to use and if you are comfortable using it. You will also want to consider if and when you are planning to have children.