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What Birth Control Method is Right for You? 

Look at the various birth control methods provided by PPNCNY below! Click each link to learn more about each specific method. Know that one method does not work for everyone, so it is okay to try a few until you find the one that works best for you!
Call 1-800-230-PLAN with any questions!

Birth Control Implant

 


  • 99% Effective
  • Cost $0-$1300
  • Must be inserted/removed by a doctor/nurse
  • Easy to use
  • Helps with periods
  • Prevents pregnancy 
  • Perscription required by nurse/doctor

IUD (Intrauterine Device)


  • 99% Effective
  • $0-$1300
  • Must be inserted/removed by a doctor/nurse
  • Helps with periods
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • Perscription required by nurse/doctor
  • Hormonal & non-hormonal options (Copper IUD)

Birth Control Shot


  • 94% Effective
  • $0-$150
  • Most of the time, a doctor/nurse administers the shot. You can also talk with your doctor/nurse about self-administration of the birth control shot
  • Easy to use
  • Helps with periods
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • Perscription required by doctor/nurse

Vaginal Ring 


  • 91% Effective
  • $0-$200
  • Prevents Pregnancy
  • Perscription require by nurse/doctor
  • Replaced monthly

Birth Control Patch

 

  • 91% Effective
  • $0-$150
  • Prevents Pregnancy 
  • Perscription required by nurse/doctor

Birth Control Pill


  • 91% Effective
  • $0-$50
  • Helps with periods
  • Prevents Pregnancy
  • Perscription required by nurse/doctor

Diaphragm


  • 88% Effective
  • $0-$75
  • Prevents pregnancy 
  • Perscription required by nurse/doctor
  • No hormones

External Condom


  • 85% Effective
  • $0-$2/Condom
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • Protects against STIs
  • Can be used with a hormonal method
    • DO NOT 
      • Use 2 condoms at once
      • Reuse condoms
      • Flip them over once they have been put on 
  • No hormones

Internal Condom


  • 79% Effective
  • $0-$3/Condom
  • Can be inserted up to 8 hrs prior to sexual activity
  • Protects against STIs
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • No hormones