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Birth Control Information

Trying to choose a method? has a method finder to help you find what you are looking for. method finder

Short term or long term birth control, with or without hormones, those that will help protect you from sexually transmitted infections... whatever your needs are. It helps you narrow down your choices based on what is most important to you.

Disclaimer: This website was developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of Oregon's Reproductive Health Program and its providers.

Curious about different birth control methods?

Check out our birth control haul video and learn more about your choice of methods and what to think about when discussing what method is right for you with your provider.


What do I need to know about the different kinds of birth control?

If you're curious about what they are and how they work, here's more information. Remember, how well your birth control method works for you depends on how well you use it.

Abstinence     English | Spanish

Birth Control Pills    English | Spanish

Cervical Barriers     English  | Spanish

Condoms and Spermicides    English  | Spanish

Emergency Contraception    English  | Spanish

Fertility Awareness Methods Standard Days Method®, Two Day Method® (aka Calendar Method or Rhythm Method)    English  |Spanish 

Implant  Nexplanon™    English | Spanish 

IUD/IUS Paragard®, Mirena®, Skyla®, Liletta™    English | Spanish

Patch Ortho Evra    English  | Spanish

Ring Nuvaring®    English | Spanish

Shot Depo Provera® (aka Depo)    English  | Spanish

Sterilization    English | Spanish