Birth control can help prevent pregnancy. Some types of barrier methods, like male condoms, can prevent pregnancy and STI/HIV too.
Birth control can also have other benefits. Birth control with hormones in it can help reduce menstrual cramps, acne, and make a period more regular. In truth, people use birth control for many reasons.
There are a lot of birth control options. Sometimes, finding the right method can be really tough. The variety of choices is good because it means that there are types that might be right for you.
Remember, the kind of birth control you use should always be your choice.
On https://www.bedsider.org/methods people share their stories using birth control. Hearing their stories may help you choose a method for you. Check out our community resources (LINK) to find a health provider.