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If you are a client wanting more information about birth control or reproductive health services, please take time to learn the facts about current choices based on scientific research. There are so many hormonal and non-hormonal options for birth control today, but the most important part is that you chose a method that works for you. Birth control must be used accurately and consistently to prevent pregnancy; don’t forget that condoms are the best way to protect against sexually transmitted infections including HIV. There are also many other medical reasons why you and your provider may decide that birth control is a good option to keep you healthy. Remember, you want to select a method that is highly effective, requires minimal work/stress on your end, and has low side effects. Your provider can help you decide, but the resources below are a great place to start learning about your options to decide which one is right for you. And the great part is that Illinois medical assistance covers all FDA approved contraceptives, including permanent male and female sterilization!

Birth Control Options:

Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Control, especially for Teenagers

Frequently Asked Questions about the Intrauterine Device and the Implant, otherwise known as Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, Ring

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Contraception

Frequently Asked Questions about Sterilization for Men (Vasectomy) and Women