There are more birth control options than ever before, including various types of hormonal pills, condoms, the IUD, and so on. While any birth control method can fail (besides abstinence), the risk of failure per year is less than 1% for many methods, as opposed to the 85% chance of pregnancy if you don’t use birth control.
Birth control pills should be sold over-the-counter, according to the nation's leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said in a statement this week that the move would reduce an unacceptably high rate of unintended pregnancies that costs taxpayers about $11.1 billion each year. About half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended.
Latest news about the safest, smartest birth control options for women over 30.