Contraception

The links listed below are meant to serve as resources. The opinions expressed are solely those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of SeLF. Don't forget that not all forms of birth control prevent STIs! If you would like to submit a link, please email us at yaleself@gmail.com.

Need a reminder? Bedsider will do it for you! Set up an e-mail or text reminder and leave the rest to them. They'll nudge you when it's time to take your pill, change your patch, visit your doctor... you get the idea.

How to Choose the Right Form of Birth Control

  • Method Explorer
    A visualization of different birth control methods.(via Bedsider)
  • Birth Control: How Hormones Work to Prevent Pregnancy
    You know birth control is designed to keep a woman from becoming pregnant, but what exactly is happening in a female body with those hormones? This interactive guide from the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals takes you on an insider’s tour of a woman’s body to understand the menstrual cycle and how five methods of hormonal contraception work to prevent pregnancy.
  • Method Match: Choosing a Birth Control Method That's Right For You
    There are many different options for birth control, and it is important to know which method will work best for you. This interactive guide will lead you through a series of questions to help determine which contraceptive option fits your lifestyle. This information is designed to help you have an informed discussion with your health care provider about choosing a method that works for you.
    (via Association of Reproductive Health Professionals)
  • My Method
    Birth control methods are not one-size-fits-all. A method that’s perfect for one woman may not be right for another. (via Planned Parenthood)

Where to Get Birth Control

The Pill

Male Condom

The IUD

Other Barrier Methods

Other Hormonal Methods

Non-Hormonal Methods of Variable Reliability

Please read each page carefully. SeLF does not condone this list in its entirety as effective birth control.