Minnesota Student Parent Support Initiative

Birth Control

The information on this page and in these links is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your health care professional. Consult with your health care professional about what is best for you.

If you are looking for information about what kind of birth control is best for you, begin with this short quiz from WebMD: WebMD Birth Control Quiz

For more of an informative summary on choosing the best birth control option for you, click here.

Below is information on the many different kinds of hormonal birth control methods and more information and links on Natural Family Planning. Don't forget about the barrier methods out there as well, such as condoms.

The Birds & Bees Project is a website designed for teenagers but gives a simple overview in one look at all the options including abstinence and the morning after pill.

Hormonal Methods
Effectiveness Is Highly Based On Use

Fertility Awareness: Natural Family Planning     

  • Whether you want to use this as birth control or not, knowing this information will make you more aware of your body and its cycles, and it can also improve your chances of getting pregnant if you are looking for that outcome.     

  • Natural Family Planning is the control method to look into if you are looking for something that doesn't use drugs or devices. Totally natural.     

  • Also check out the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler for more in depth information on how to be successful in using this type of birth control. We have this book in our library for you to check out!     

  • Click here for Parents.com's best gadgets and apps to help you get pregnant when you want to and decrease the chances if you don't want to.