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What Works Better, The Pill, The Shot, Or Condoms?

It depends. Birth control methods are not one-size-fits-all. A method that’s perfect for one woman may not be right for another.

The pill is a very effective method of birth control, but you have to remember to take it every day and it doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections. The shot is also highly effective, but you have to go to a health care provider every 12 weeks to get the shot, and it also doesn’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections. Many people combine the pill or the shot with condoms, which do protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Picking a birth control method that fits your life is the key. Only you can decide what is best for you. But sometimes figuring out which method to use can be a bit overwhelming. My Method is a tool that can help you think about your options.

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