Image of a person holding multiple packs of barrier method contraceptives (condoms)


Male and female condoms are a form of contraception known as barrier or physical methods. They can be made from a variety of materials such as latex (rubber), polyurethane or polyisoprene.

Image of a woman reciving a DMPA injection

Intramuscular Contraceptive Injection

Injectable contraceptives contain female sex hormones that are injected deep into muscle and released into the blood gradually.

Image of a subcutaneous hormonal injection being applied to a patient

Subcutaneous Contraceptive Shot

Subcutaneous refers to beneath the skin. This contraceptive injection method requires a short needle to inject drugs into the tissue layer between the skin and muscle.Β 


The implant is a single, thin rod that is inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. It releases a hormone called progestin.

Emergency Contraceptive

Emergency contraceptive is usually used after no birth control was used during sex, or if the birth control method failed, such as if a condom broke.

Image of a smiling woman holding up a pack of 28 oral contraceptives

Oral Contraceptive

"Oral contraceptive pills, often referred to as 'the pill,' consist of the hormones estrogen and progestin. It is crucial to take this method at a consistent time daily. This method prevents pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary."

Image of a healthcare professional holding up an IUD


IUD is a small device that is shaped in the form of a β€œT.” A doctor places it inside the uterus and it releases copper or hormones to prevent pregnancy.