Contraceptive Comparison Chart

Choosing a type of contraception can be a daunting task when there are so many varieties to choose from. For many women, the choice often comes down to what they consider to be the most convenient option. For example, some women prefer to take one pill every day, while others are not sure that they would remember, and so prefer a more long-term solution like an IUD. Below you can directly compare the different types of contraception to see which form is most suitable for your needs and lifestyle.

Method Implementation Contains Use and Duration Efficacy Main benefit
Combined contraceptive pill Oral medication Oestrogen & Progestogen Once daily Over 99% Convenient
Mini-pill Oral medication Progestogen Once daily Over 99% Convenient
Emergency contraception Oral medication

Oestrogen & Progestogen

Once 95-98% Emergency Use
Contraceptive patch Transdermal patch Oestrogen & Progestogen Once weekly Over 99% Convenient
Contraceptive ring Vaginal insertion Oestrogen & Progestogen Once every 3 weeks Over 99% Convenient
IUS Intrauterine Progestogen Fitted to last 5+ years Over 99% Long-term
IUD Intrauterine Copper Fitted to last 5+ years Over 99% Long-term
Progestogen-only injection Injection Progestogen Injection every 8-12 weeks Over 99% Long-term
Progestogen-only implant Subdermal implant Progestogen Fitted to last 3+ years Over 99% Long-term
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