There are many different options for contraception (birth control) that you can use to prevent pregnancy. Choosing the right one for you can be a complex decision. As well as considering the effectiveness of each different type of contraceptive, your decision may also be based on other considerations such as your age and health, your personal preference and how long you would like to prevent pregnancy for in the future. Some contraceptives will also help to protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
It is important to remember that there is no method of contraception that will guarantee 100% effectiveness against preventing pregnancy. When using any contraception, the instructions for use should be followed carefully and each type should be used correctly for maximum effectiveness.
Your doctor can provide you with advice and help you to choose the best and most effective method of contraception for you with your particular needs in mind.