Condoms and dental dams are the only way to prevent you from getting or passing on STDs. Other birth control methods don’t.
While many birth control methods — like IUDs, the implant, the pill, and others — are super effective at preventing pregnancy, condoms are an extra layer of protection. Using a condom with another kind of birth control is a great way to get extra pregnancy prevention and protection against STDs. So if pregnancy is not in your plans right now, using a condom and another birth control method could be the way to go.