Ortho Tri-Cyclen - pill - Just like your natural levels of hormones vary throughout your cycle, so do the hormonal doses in ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN, delivering three levels instead of just one. So you get the right amount of hormones throughout your cycle to prevent pregnancyâwith a low dose. As you go through your normal cycle, every 28 days or so, the pituitary gland releases hormones that signal the ovaries to prepare an egg and send it to the uterusâto be fertilized. However, when you take ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN, which contains two types of hormones (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol), it inhibits this process from occurring and, as a result, no egg is released. It also thickens the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. So it's easy for you to prevent pregnancy. (99% effective when taken correctly)
Ortho Tri-Cycle Lo - pill - (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a "triphasic" birth control pill, A triphasic birth control pill delivers a constant level of estrogen and three different levels of progestin throughout your cycle. Phasing the progestin over the course of your cycle helps ensure that you receive the minimal amount of hormone needed to prevent you from getting pregnant. (99% effective when used correctly)
Yasmin - pill - YASMIN is a monophasic birth control pill. This means that each of the first 21 pills contains the same amount of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (drospirenone). The last seven pills in a 28-pill, monophasic pack contain no active ingredients and are there to keep you in the habit of taking the Pill every day. (99% effective but 95% effective when taken typically)
Seasonale - pill - Prescription SEASONALEÂ® is the same kind of trusted hormones as your current Pill. It has the same reliable effectiveness, tooâ99% when taken as directed. Plus, you get just 4 periods a year. (99% effective)
Ortho Micronor - pill thats safe for breastfeeding mamas - ORTHO MICRONOR also known as the mini-pill, is a "progestin-only" pill. Unlike conventional birth control pills ("combination pills"), ORTHO MICRONOR contains no estrogen and a lower level of progestin than conventional birth control pills. As a result, ORTHO MICRONOR will not affect the quality or amount of your breast milk and it has no adverse effects on the health, growth or development of your baby. (99.5% effective)
OrthoEvra - patch - The ORTHO EVRA birth control patch is a highly effective, weekly hormonal birth control patch that is worn on the skin to prevent pregnancy. The patch is worn for one week and replaced on the same day of the week for three consecutive weeks, with the fourth week "patch-free." ORTHO EVRA combines the efficacy of the birth control pill with once-a-week dosing. (99% effective)
NuvaRing - ring -NuvaRingÂ® is a different kind of birth control. The comfortable, flexible contraceptive ring that is about two inches in diameter is used to prevent pregnancy. You insert NuvaRingÂ® into your vagina just once a month. The muscles in your vaginal wall will keep NuvaRingÂ® in place for three weeks. During that time, it will slowly release a low dose of female hormones that are needed to prevent pregnancy.When 21 days are completed, simply remove NuvaRingÂ® to allow your body to have its menstrual cycle. After a seven-day break, you will insert a new ring to continue to be protected against pregnancy. (99% effective when used correctly)
Depo-Provera - shot - One less thing to think about every day. Get your injection, and youâre protected for 3 months DEPO-PROVERA works by keeping your ovaries in a "resting" state so that eggs are not released. With no egg, of course, sperm have nothing to fertilize, and pregnancy canât happen. Each DEPO-PROVERA injection suppresses ovulation (egg release) for 3 months, so you only need to take DEPO-PROVERA just 4 times a year! (99.7% effective)
ParaGard - IUD - ParaGardÂ® is made of soft, flexible material in the shape of a âTâ with a small amount of copper on the arms and stem of the âTâ. ParaGardÂ®, which is 1 3/8â long and 1 1/4â wide, is designed to fit comfortably in your uterus.
Mirena - IUS - Mirena is a small t-shaped frame about the size of a quarter. It is made of flexible soft plastic. Once in place, it releases a tiny amount of the hormone levonorgestrel into the lining of your uterus. There are several ways to explain how Mirena may work to prevent pregnancy. Thickening of the cervical mucous to prevent passage of sperm It thins the lining of the uterus. Inhibition of sperm movement.
It is unknown which of these actions is most important in preventing pregnancy. What is known is that Mirena is more than 99% effective
The Mini Pill AKA the Progesterone Only Pills - Mini-Pills are progesterone-only birth control pills. Mini-Pills come in packs of 28 pills and one is taken every day. They have a synthetic form of the progesterone hormone and no estrogen. The Mini-Pill affects the mucus around the cervix and makes it harder for sperm to enter the uterus. It also affects the transport of the egg through the fallopian tubes. In these ways, the Mini-Pill prevents fertilization. Mini-Pills are more than 95% effective, slightly less than regular birth control pills.
I figured since people are always looking for advice on BC there will be all different kinds in one place. Theres websites for each (except the Mini pill) so you can find out more info if you need it... :D