Birth control and family planning

Alternative Names

Contraception; Family planning and contraception

Definition of Birth control and family planning

Which form of birth control you choose depends on a number of different factors, including your health, how often you have sex, and whether or not you want children.


Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/30/2010

The cervical cap
The diaphragm
Intrauterine device
Side sectional view of female reproductive system
The male condom
Hormone-based contraceptives
Tubal ligation
Vaginal ring
Tubal ligation - series
Barrier methods of birth control - series
Birth control pill - series
Before and after vasectomy

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