Contraception (also known as “birth control”) prevents pregnancy, and some methods may also prevent the spread of STDs. There are many different forms of contraception, and each has different benefits and risks. It is important that you be informed and collaborate with your doctor to determine which method is right for you.
- Contraception Consumer Fact Sheet
- 50 Years of the Pill: Revolutionizing Health and Dispelling Myths (Briefing, September 2010)
- “Contraception: Unmet Needs, Existing Options, and New Technologies.” Editor: Alicia Y. Armstrong, 2015.