Birth Control: Choosing the Right Method for You

What you should consider when choosing a birth control method:

  • What are your contraceptive preferences? (i.e. condoms, birth control, withdrawal method)
  • How comfortable are you that you’re using your current birth control method correctly?
  • What factors influence your contraceptive choices?
  • Are you trying to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as prevent pregnancy?
  • Are you currently involved in a sexual relationship?
  • Are you involved in a relationship with a man/ woman/ both?
  • What kind of sexual activities do you engage in (oral, anal, vaginal sex)?
  • How important is it to avoid pregnancy now/ What would you do if you became pregnant now?

How effective is your current method at preventing sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy?

Sexual activities and their related risk for STDS:




Effectiveness in pregnancy prevention with different method choices:

Visit the following websites, itunes or playstore to learn more about choosing the right method for you!


Downloadable applications:

  • Plan A Birth control app- available free in itunes
  • Birth Control guide- available free in play store for Droid devices
  • Mayo Clinic: about birth control options for you available for $1.99 in itunes

Call New England Conservatory Health and Counseling Center and make an appointment if you’d like to:

  • Change methods or initiate a new method
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss your choices


241 St. Botolph Street Boston

Room 112 , MA 02115

Phone: 617-585-1284

Fax: 617-585-1208