Hormonal birth control changes the level of hormones in a woman's body to help prevent pregnancy. There are a variety of hormonal birth control options.
Hormonal birth control protects against pregnancy, not STIs or HIV/AIDS. It is best to always use a condom when having sex even if you are using birth control. Free condoms are available through the health unit.
If you are sexually active, finding a method of birth control that is right for you is the best way to prevent pregnancy. Contact your local sexual health clinic to discuss your options.
Birth control injection
Side effects of hormonal birth control