Methods of contraception

Abstinence is the safest and most effective way to prevent pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and is the healthiest choice for teens. Most people make the decision to have sex at some point in their lives. Below you can learn more about abstinence as well as other methods of birth control to consider when you begin to plan your future family.


UT Teen Health offers a medically accurate and teen friendly brochure highlighting the most commonly used contraceptive methods.

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Abstinence is 100% effective against pregnancy and STDs.

Abstinence is the healthiest choice for teens.

If you have had sex, you need to see a healthcare professional.