Condom

Condom

Effective immediately, no hormones, and protects against STIs Condoms are a thin, loose-fitting pouch or sheath that protects against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They create a barrier that stops semen and other body fluids from entering the...
Breastfeeding as Birth Control

Breastfeeding as Birth Control

Natural and hormone-free, effective as long as exclusive breastfeeding is maintained, particularly within six months postpartum. Breastfeeding as birth control, also known as the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM), relies on the natural suppression of fertility that...
Tubal Ligation or Vasectomy

Tubal Ligation or Vasectomy

Permanent, highly effective, hormone-free, surgical procedures. Tubal ligation and vasectomy are permanent birth control methods. Tubal ligation, often referred to as “getting your tubes tied,” involves surgically closing or blocking a woman’s...
Spermicide & Gel

Spermicide & Gel

Easy to find, no hormones, and no prescription needed bedsider.org Spermicide refers to a bunch of different creams, films, foams, gels, and suppositories that contain chemicals that you insert into your vagina. It stops sperms from moving and also helps keep sperm...
Birth Control Sponge

Birth Control Sponge

Effective immediately, no hormones, can be inserted up to 24 hours before sex bedsider.org The sponge is a round piece of plastic foam with an imprint on one side and a nylon loop across the top. It is about two inches across. The sponge gets placed in the vagina...