Contraception

Today there are many forms of effective birth control that can help you prevent an unwanted pregnancy.  For women with a strong desire to never become pregnant, permanent sterilization is a great option. Once performed, it has the lowest likelihood of failure which gives many women a great sense of relief.  For women interested in less permanent methods,  Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods (known as LARC) are often recommended because they are extremely effective and often require less regular attention.  All forms of birth control are available and appropriate to prevent pregnancy. It is up to you to decide which best suits your needs and lifestyle.

Available Resources
Need information on different types of birth control methods, how they are used and how effective they are? This information on "Choosing Your Birth Control Method" from California's Family PACT Program may be useful for you.
Keywords: contraception; birth control; condoms; reproductive health; STDs; prevent pregnancy; family planning; Family PACT
Text LAFAMILIA to 55000 to sign up for a free text message program to take charge of your health! Get tips on family planning, contraception options and other health topics. Available in English and Spanish.
Frequently asked questions about birth control methods from womenshealth.gov. Includes descriptions of various types of birth control.
Keywords: contraception; birth control; condoms; reproductive health; STDs; prevent pregnancy; family planning
Coined as a “free support network for birth control,” the new site allows young women to explore available methods of contraception, set up birth control and appointment reminders and watch videos from young women sharing their own experiences about birth control.
Keywords: contraception; birth control; condoms; reproductive health; STDs; prevent pregnancy; family planning
Frequenty asked questions about birth control methods from womenshealth.gov.
Find out if you qualify for FREE family planning services through the Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care, Treatment) Program in California.
Keywords: contraception; birth control; condoms; reproductive health; STDs; prevent pregnancy; family planning; Family PACT
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