Various forms of contraception are available for people who don’t want to get pregnant. Condoms and birth control pills are the most commonly used contraceptives.
But there are many other forms of contraception, including coils, the vaginal ring and the contraceptive skin patch. Each of these has its own pros and cons. For example, hormonal contraceptives are very reliable, but also have various side effects. Condoms are the only contraceptives that also offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
A woman’s choice of contraception will mainly depend on how reliable it is, how easy it is to use, and how well tolerated it is. Her personal preferences and needs will play an important role in the decision too.