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Available Birth Control Methods:
Over the Counter Birth Control Methods Over the counter contraceptives are barriers that obstruct sperm from fertilizing an egg. These contraceptives can be obtained without a doctor's prescription. Most of the available over the counter methods are reliable, effective, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Available Prescription Birth Control Prescription birth control is available to women who wish to avoid a pregnancy by using certain hormones, barriers, or devices that are prescribed by a doctor. In addition to oral contraceptives like the pill, there are also other hormonal contraceptives which offer alternative delivery systems.
Natural Contraceptive Methods Behavioral methods include specific actions that individuals can take naturally to help prevent an unintended pregnancy. These are some of the oldest forms of contraception available.
Methods of Permanent Contraception Individuals who know for sure that they do not want to have any more (or any) children can opt for a permanent method of contraception by undergoing specific surgical procedures. These methods are also referred to as permanent infertility; according to Planned Parenthood, this is typically the most popular method of birth control in the United States.
Emergency Contraception All About Emergency contraception, such as Plan B, is an option that women can choose to reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure. Emergency contraceptives have been available for more than 30 years and are a safe and effective method of contraception.