Birth Control Options

The Wyoming Health Council is proud to be a source of information about reproductive health and the prevention of unintended pregnancies. The information on this site is based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but does not represent therapeutic recommendations or prescriptions. It is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians. The user should consult a health professional in all matters relating to your health, especially regarding any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.


The Council aims to provide the information and assist you in accessing the health care you need to exercise personal choice in the number and spacing of children. Wyoming Title X clinics provide comprehensive, high-quality family planning and reproductive health services that women and men need to act responsibly, stay healthy and plan their families.


There are many birth control options available today but not all of them are equally beneficial for everybody. Their effectiveness, side effects, cost and ability to prevent HIV/AIDS and STDs also vary.

When deciding on a birth control method, there are some important factors to consider. These factors include your medical history, current health status, age, frequency of sexual activity and lifestyle. For an informed decision on your birth control method, please contact one of our family planning clinics. Based on medical tests and examination conducted there, you can decide which method is most suitable for your needs. In addition, the health care providers at the clinics can give you instructions on how to use a particular method, counseling and birth control supplies.

Wyoming Family Planning clinics do not pay for or perform abortions as public funds may not be used to provide abortion services. Clients requesting information on pregnancy options are informed of all legal options, including prenatal care, adoption and abortion.