All about Long-Acting Contraceptives

When people use birth control, or contraception, they use a medicine, medical device or barrier like a condom to keep a sperm and an egg from uniting. Some birth control, like the Pill, the Patch and the Shot, are medicines that keep the ovary from releasing an egg or ovum. Other birth control methods help create a barrier at the opening of the cervix to keep sperm from getting inside the uterus to find an egg. Abstinence, or choosing to not have or delay having sex, is the most effective form of birth control.

Watch this informative video and learn more about long-acting contraceptives.