Which birth control pill is right for me chart?

When it comes to birth control, there are so many options out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, with the era of technology and smart gadgets, you can easily find just about anything online including a comprehensive chart of all available birth control pills. This article will provide you with all the information you need to learn how to read this chart and which one is right for you!

Understanding The Birth Control Chart

The birth control pill comparison charts offer an overview of what each type of contraceptive method contains in terms of hormones included or not included (in case they’re hormone-free), efficacy rate, side effect(s) as well as other factors women may consider before choosing an option.

Anatomy of the Chart

A typical chart includes columns such as:

  • Name: The name given by the Manufacturer
  • Hormones Composition: The active ingredients along with their dosage levels.
  • Type: It can either be Progestin-only (POP)/ combination/progestin/estrogen-delivered in different amounts depending on whether it’s low/regular/high dose formulations.
  • Brand name & price from popular distributors/pharmacies
  • Dosage Strengths – Options listed per day/month
  • Features and additional benefits/side-effects like bleeding irregularities/breast tenderness/cramps.

What’s missing here?

There could have been a column labeled ‘Availability’ since few contraceptives aren’t sold everywhere; However above general categories should help guide most women in making an informed decision.

How Do I Choose From These Options?

It depends! Every woman has unique body chemistry which influences how her hormonal balance shifts at any point during her menstrual cycle. Furthermore, we all want something different when considering contraceptives(e.g., length between periods or alters risk for certain cancers).. if only there was some magical way… oh wait, there’s a chart for that!

The Ideal Chart for Me

Here is an ideal birth control pill chart to help make that decision-making process less daunting:

Pill Name Hormones Composition Price From Popular Distributors Dosage Strengths Features & Side-Effects
Lybrel None / /
Mircette –20 mcg EE & desogestrel $33/month –0.15/0.2 mg /Early periods, headaches
Yasmin –30mcg EE&drospirenone $50-$100/3 month supply /low acne potential
=Aviane = Freya=Hailey –20 mcg EEM or ←→levonorgestrel $35-$60/3 months

Of course, this table is just a starting point – it’s by no means comprehensive nor definitive as far all the types ~~we mean birth controls are concerned.‽~~(a rhetorical question mark but like better!) That being said, if you’re looking beyond pills and want other options check out these bad boys down below.

Beyond Pills: Other Birth Control Options

If you’re not interested in taking birth control pills (or any hormones) daily then fret not! Here are some alternative contraceptive methods:

Intrauterine Device(IUD)

The IUD is an ideal option if you want something low-maintenance and would prefer minimal fussing with inserting/removing every so often which could range anywhere from days to infrequent years depending on which type inserted). There are two types of IUD; hormonal (such as Mirena) and copper-based(such as Paragard). Due to its location within the body at all times except for intercourse, women who have given birth may find insertion easier than other women.


This is also a hassle-free option but it lasts longer than an IUD. The implant utilizes the same hormones as many traditional pill options so despite its placement beneath skin (usually upper arm) at least close to where arterioles are more shallow; expect similar side-effects like with oral contraceptives). Most commonly used brand of contraceptive implants is Nexplanon and average use spans up to 3 years which makes it great when you don’t plan having children in that span or distant future.

Condom/Barrier Methods / Diaphragm & Cervical Caps

These methods protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. They’re non-hormonal thus ideal if someone experiences side effects from hormonal-based products like those listed above.


Ultimately, the decision on your choice of contraception should be based on your individual preferences since what works for one person might not work for another. Remember there are plenty of available resources here online which can help guide you through any concerns or queries about whichever method(s) you chose whether pills,IUDs,implants,and/or condoms/barrier-types!

So take this chart… armed >with newfound knowledge< rock that magical barrier against unplanned pregnancies!✨🌟💥 ★ (emoji explosion)

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