Birth control pills (AKA “the pill”) are a kind of medicine with hormones that you take every day to prevent pregnancy. There are many different kinds.
See All Birth Control Methods
Get the facts on all the birth control methods: how they get the job done, what they cost, where to get them, and more.
How Pregnancy Happens
Get the facts on how pregnancy happens.
Thinking about switching to another kind of birth control? Find out which methods will work best for you.
Find out if you need to take emergency contraception, and which kind is right for you.
The pill doesn’t protect against STDs. Find out if you should get tested.
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