There is no such thing as the “best” contraceptive method. Each person is different, and there are some methods that suit a person perfectly, but might not be so great for others. Every method has its fair share of pros and cons.
Everyone, whether a man or woman, can decide when, and if, they become parents—but deciding on contraception isn’t easy. Get your partner involved in learning about available contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy. There are a lot of things that need to be considered, and talking to your doctor about the available choices will help you.
Before choosing a contraceptive method, consider:
- Your overall health.
- How often you have sex.
- The number of sex partners you have.
- How well each method works to prevent pregnancy.
- Possible side effects
- Your comfort level with using the method.
Keep in mind that contraceptives can still fail, even the most effective ones, which is why it’s important to use them correctly every time you have sex if you don’t want to get pregnant.