The kinds of birth control that work the best to prevent pregnancy are the implant and IUDs — they’re also the most convenient to use, and the most foolproof.
Other birth control methods, like the pill, ring, patch, and shot, are also really good at preventing pregnancy if you use them perfectly.
What contraception doesn’t cause weight gain?
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For most people the combined hormonal pill, patch, and ring do not appear to cause weight gain and the hormonal IUD likely doesn’t cause weight gain.
What contraception stops period?
Lybrel is a no-period birth control pill. It is the first low dose birth control pill designed to be taken 365 days, without a placebo or pill-free interval. Seasonale has 12 weeks of estrogen/progestin pills, followed by 7 days of no-hormone pills — which means 4 menstrual periods a year.
What’s more effective condoms or the pill?
If you use condoms perfectly every time you have sex, they will be 98 percent effective at preventing you from becoming pregnant. However, just like the pill, it’s very common to make mistakes when using condoms. Because of this, the “real life” effectiveness rate of condoms is about 85 percent per year.