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Someone asked us: Is there a birth control shot for men? 

No. A birth control shot for cisgender men and people assigned male at birth is not an option right now. While scientists and researchers are working hard to make more birth control options available, hormonal birth control methods only work for cisgender women and people assigned female at birth.  

However, there are other options for preventing pregnancy. Condoms are an easy-to-use, affordable, and effective way to prevent both pregnancy and STDs. They’re sold in lots of different stores and online, and you can even get them for free from many health centers. 

Withdrawal (the pull-out method) is another way to prevent pregnancy, by keeping semen away from the vagina. Withdrawal must be done correctly every single time for it to work, so using another birth control method with it, like a condom, is a good idea. 

The options that are most effective at preventing pregnancy are abstinence and vasectomies. A vasectomy is a permanent surgical procedure that keeps sperm from going into your semen. Only get a vasectomy if you’re 100% sure you don’t want to be able to get someone pregnant for the rest of your life.

Learn more about your birth control options here.

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