You can prevent pregnancy by getting birth control from a health care provider before you have sex and using that birth control in the correct way. You can also pick up condoms from a health care provider or pharmacy. After unprotected sex, you can use emergency contraception to try to prevent pregnancy.
There are many types of birth control to choose from.
Your health care provider will
- help you decide which birth control is best for you, and
- make sure you understand how to use it before you leave the doctor’s office or clinic