- Birth control is a safe way to prevent pregnancy.
- Most kinds of birth control don't protect you from STDs, so also use
a condom every time you have sex (even if you're already pregnant).
- After you've had your baby, you need to look at using some sort of birth
control, even though pregnancy is less likely to occur while breastfeeding.
- Go to a clinic for help in choosing the kind of birth control that is right
How does birth control work?
There are lots of different kinds of birth control. They all work by preventing
a sperm and egg from meeting. Some methods use hormones to prevent ovaries from
releasing eggs. Other methods block sperm from getting to an egg. Some methods do both.