Birth control is a means for sexually active people to prevent unplanned pregnancy. There are many different types of birth control, and some methods are more effective than others. No method of birth control is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy or STD’s every time it’s used.
Before choosing a birth control, women and men should carefully weigh the risks, benefits, and effectiveness associated with each of the best methods of birth control. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirm that the best way to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy is to use an effective birth control method—correctly and consistently.
When you look at the numbers, the birth control implant has the highest success rate. This tiny implant is about the size of a matchstick. The implant is placed under the skin of your upper arm. This is not a DIY procedure—you’ll need a doctor for this one! The implant works by releasing progestin. Progestin makes the mucus lining of your cervix thicker, creating an extremely difficult path for sperm. It can also stop eggs from ever venturing out of the ovaries in the first place. Once the implant is in, you can forget about it. It doesn’t require any maintenance.