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Birth Control Information| Oregon CCare

Trying to choose a method? has a method finder to help you find what you are looking for - short term or long term birth control, with or without hormones, those that will help protect you from sexually transmitted infections...whatever your needs are.  It helps you narrow down your choices based on what is most important to you.

Disclaimer: This website was not developed by the Oregon Health Authority, it was developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

What do I need to know about the different kinds of birth control?

If you're curious about what they are and how they work, here's more information. Remember, how well your birth control method works for you depends on how well you use it.

For Women


For Men

Disclaimer: These materials were developed by Cardea Services as an educational tool for use by professionals to increase client knowledge about birth control options. These materials are not intended to offer full informed consent information for prescription birth control methods. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of Oregon's Reproductive Health Program and its providers. ​​​