How effective is it?

The best method is what works for you.

Got questions about birth control (BC)? With so many kinds of BC out there, who doesn’t? Learn all you need to know about BC and how to get it below. We know you've heard it before, but we'll say it again: the only 100% effective method of birth control is abstinence. BUT, if you are having sex make sure to use a condom because although most BC options protect against pregnancy they DON’T all protect against STDs. And, if you’re worried about the $$, don’t be. Teens can get most or all of their BC covered without insurance. Talk to your parents or visit a clinic confidentially for more information.

Over 99% effective
92-99% effective
70-98% effective. Condoms are most effective
75-100% effective depending on the method