The following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods.
Combination pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin)
Progestin-only pills, implant, or shot
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
These advantages and disadvantages apply to both hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs.
Current as of: February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Rebecca Sue Uranga