After news over the weekend that some birth control pills were sent out in the wrong packaging, possibly causing them to not work, some women may be looking for new options in their contraceptives.
There are a lot of them out there. Whether you’re looking for hormones in another form or a different approach to the problem altogether, there’s no shortage of ways to keep from getting pregnant. We’ve rounded up a list of all the choices. To compare how effective any given method is, check out Planned Parenthood’s site. Some of the data might surprise you.
For example, the much-mocked “pull-out” method is about as reliable as using a condom. Breastfeeding is more reliable than either of those choices, at least for the first six months after you give birth. And a fellow in Germany has invented spray-on condoms to give guys a custom fit.
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