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  • Hormonal IUD
  • Non hormonal IUD
  • Implant
  • The Pill
  • The Injectable
  • The Patch
  • The Ring
  • External Condom (Male)
  • Internal Condom (Female Condom)
  • Emergency Contraception Pills
  • Sterilization
  • Cervical Cap
  • Diaphragm
  • Spermicide
  • Sponge
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Withdrawal
  • Not Right Now

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects me from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: No one will know

Involvement: Get it and forget it

Long lasting protection: 3 to 5 years

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Some pain during insertion. Can come out on its own, especially at first. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects me from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: No one will know

Involvement: Get it and forget it

Long lasting protection: 12 years. It also works as emergency contraception.

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: Some pain during insertion. May cause heavier periods. Can come out on its own, especially at first. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects me from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: Not very visible, except to someone who is looking for it

Involvement: Get it and forget it

Long lasting protection: 3 to 5 years

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Unexpected light bleeding or spotting may occur, or monthly period may stop. Side effects are not harmful.

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects me from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Regular upkeep - take daily

Long lasting protection: Take one pill every day for greatest effectiveness

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Unexpected light bleeding or spotting may occur. Some women have mild headaches, weight change, upset stomach, especially at first. Side effects are not harmful.

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: No one will know

Involvement: Regular upkeep - One injection every 1, 2 or 3 months.

Long lasting protection: 1, 2 or 3 months (depending on the types available)

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Periods usually become lighter and shorter or less frequent. Spotting and unexpected bleeding can occur. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Regular upkeep - remember once a week!

Long lasting protection: A new patch is put on each week, for 3 weeks, followed by a week with no patch

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Irregular bleeding for the first few months and then lighter and more regular bleeding may occur. Potential skin irritation. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Regular upkeep -Remember to replace the ring on time for greatest effectiveness

Long lasting protection: Keep in place all the time, every day and night for 3 weeks, followed by a week with no ring in place

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: Irregular bleeding for the first few months and then lighter and more regular bleeding may occur. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Effective when used perfectly

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy and STIs

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Use correctly always during sex

Long lasting protection: No long-lasting protection. Use every time you have sex

Who can use it?: For male bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects. Some people may have skin irritations or allergic reactions.

Effectivenes: Effective when used perfectly

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy and STIs

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Use correctly always during sex

Long lasting protection: No long-lasting protection. Use every time you have sex

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects. Some people may have skin irritations or allergic reactions.

Effectivenes: Very effective. Regular methods offer more certainty

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag.

Involvement: You are in charge, take as soon as possible.

Long lasting protection: No. Take within 5 days if you had unprotected sex.

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormonal

Main side effects: May cause nausea and vomiting, slight irregular vaginal bleeding and fatigue. Side effects are not harmful.

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: No one will know

Involvement: Get it and forget it

Long lasting protection: Permanent, non-reversible

Who can use it?: Female sterilization (also known as tubal ligation, for female bodies), vasectomy (for male bodies)

Hormones?: Hormone-free, requires a surgical procedure

Main side effects: Female sterilization (No long-term side effects. No effect on sexual ability or sensation). Vasectomy (Pain, swelling, or bruising can last a few days. A few men have lasting mild pain. No effect on sexual ability or sensation during sex)

Effectivenes: Low effectiveness

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Always before sex

Long lasting protection: No long-lasting protection. Comes in different sizes and requires fitting by a trained provider

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: Potential irritation. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Other methods offer higher effectiveness.

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Always before sex

Long lasting protection: No long-lasting protection. Comes in different sizes and requires fitting by a trained provider

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: Potential irritation. Side effects are not harmful

Effectivenes: Other methods offer higher effectiveness.

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Always before sex

Long lasting protection: Offers better pregnancy protection than no method at all

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects

Effectivenes: Low effectiveness

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: May be found in your bag!

Involvement: Always before sex

Long lasting protection: No long-lasting protection

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects

Effectivenes: Other methods offer higher effectiveness.

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: Requires no supplies and no clinic or pharmacy visit

Involvement: Follow-up your body every day

Long lasting protection: Offers better pregnancy protection than no method at all

Who can use it?: For female bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects

Effectivenes: Low effectiveness

STI prevention: Protects from pregnancy only

Easy to hide: Requires no supplies and no clinic or pharmacy visit

Involvement: Use correctly always during sex

Long lasting protection: Offers better pregnancy protection than no method at all

Who can use it?: For male bodies

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects

Effectivenes: Very effective

STI prevention: Pregnancy and STIs

Easy to hide: No one will know

Involvement: Requires full commitment

Long lasting protection: Up to when you decide

Who can use it?: Any person can use it

Hormones?: Hormone-free

Main side effects: No side effects