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.
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.
Vaginal Birth Control Ring
If you're considering a vaginal ring for birth control, you'll want to know how it works, how effective it is, and what the side effects are.
Depo-Provera (Birth Control Shot)
Hate having to take birth control pills? The Depo-Provera birth control shot may be a good alternative for you. Learn more about the pros, cons, and effectiveness of the Depo-Provera shot at WebMD.
Low-Dose and Ultra-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills
Weighing your birth control options? Find answers to your questions about low-estrogen pills and what happens when you take less estrogen.
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.
Covering Birth Control
Health insurance plans usually provide coverage for drugs like Viagra, but not birth control pills.
No-Period Birth Control
Are no-period birth control pills safe?