EMPOWERING WOMEN TO OWN THEIR HEALTH

Evaluating Contraceptives
for Your Patients

In the United States, approximately 62% of women aged 15 to 44 years use birth control on a regular basis.2 Women have an array of contraceptive options from which to choose. For some patients, permanent sterilization may be the best choice. For others, a reversible contraceptive option could be more appropriate.

Reversible contraceptive options may include the following:

Barrier methods
Barrier methods3

(eg, condoms, cervical caps, contraceptive sponges, diaphragms)

Intrauterine device
Intrauterine device (IUD)4-6

(note that hormonal and nonhormonal IUDs are available)

Yellow compact with blister pack
Oral contraceptives7,8
Transdermal patch
Transdermal patch6,8
Vaginal ring
Vaginal ring8
Subdermal implant
Subdermal implant4,6
Injection
Injection7

Female patients may ask for your guidance regarding safe and effective prevention of pregnancy. They also may request your assistance with choosing a contraceptive product that is appropriate for their needs and preferences.