Contraception Options

Related Resources

Birth Control Information (pdf)

UW Health providers in Madison, Wisconsin work with women of all ages to help them determine the contraception methods that are most appropriate for them.
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to birth control – your provider will make suggestions based on your particular needs, your health and your preferences.

Categories of Birth Control
The majority of today's birth control methods fall into two main categories:
  • Temporary, for women who wish to avoid pregnancy now but may want to get pregnant later

  • Permanent, for women who know for certain that they no longer are interested in pregnancy