Birth control is a common concern for women and men. While women have many options when choosing a birth control method, men have fewer options.
Men have five birth control options:
Men can also prevent pregnancy by practicing fertility awareness-based methods with their partners.
If a woman is using a birth control method, her partner can still use condoms and/or withdrawal. This makes pregnancy even less likely. For example, if a woman is on the pill, her partner can use a condom. Using both methods at once makes the chance of pregnancy even lower than using just one method. And using the condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Our goal at Planned Parenthood is to give you up-to-date, clear information that helps you better understand your birth control options. We hope these pages give you the facts and tools you need.
Staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center can also help. They can talk with you and help you get the birth control that’s right for you.
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