Hormonal Methods of Birth Control Directory
With so many types of birth control methods, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Hormonal methods of birth control, such as the pill, the patch, vaginal rings, and implants, use estrogen and/or progestin to prevent pregnancy, and in some cases help with painful menstruation, PMDD, heavy bleeding, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hormonal birth control methods work, the pros and cons of using them, and much more.
The Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
The birth control patch works by delivering pregnancy-blocking hormones through your skin. Learn the pros and cons of these transdermal patches and whether they are right for you.
Is the Vaginal Ring a Good Choice for Me for Birth Control?
If you're considering a veginal ring for birth control, you'll want to know how it works, how effective it is, and what the side effects are.
Depo-Provera, the Birth Control Shot
Get the facts on Depo-Provera, an injectable birth control method, including its side effects and risks.
Birth Control and the IUD (Intrauterine Device)
Learn how IUDs -- also called intrauterine devices -- work as birth control.
Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?
Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.
Is Your Birth Control as Safe as You Think?
Since NuvaRing hit the market, more than 700 women have filed lawsuits, claiming it has caused potentially life-threatening blood clots. The battle may change the way millions of women prevent pregnancy.
No-Period Birth Control
Are no-period birth control pills safe?
The New No-Period, No-PMS Birth Control Pills
With new continuous birth control pills, women can end their menstrual periods and reduce PMS symptoms.