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Birth Control

Birth Control is a safe and easy way to prevent pregnancy. And there are some types of birth control that can help treat certain health problems or provide other health benefits – like making periods lighter and less painful.

 

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Pills

The pill is taken daily, contains hormones (though some are lower than others), is about 91% effective and can cost between $0 and $50

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Patch

The patch is a little square that you wear on your body and change weekly. It contains hormones, is about 91% effective, and can cost between $0 and $150.

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Ring

The ring is a flexible circle that gets inserted into the vagina and gets replaced on a monthly basis. It contains hormones, is about 91% effective, and can cost between $0 and $200.

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Shot

The shot is a hormone that is injected into your arm or butt cheek once every 3 months. It contains hormones, is about 94% effective and can cost between $0 and $150.

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Long Acting

Implants and IUDs can last from 3 to 12 years depending on which one you choose. These are just about the most effective method of preventing pregnancy.

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Emergency

Emergency birth control can be used up to five days after sex if you think you might get pregnant (if you didn’t use birth control or your birth control failed). Your options for emergency birth control are a pill or a copper IUD.

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Barrier

Barrier methods work by blocking sperm from reaching the uterus. They include diaphragms, caps, and condoms.

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Ready to get on the pill?

In Pennsylvania, you can now get a prescription to get on the pill - right from your phone!

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