New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Birth Control

Infographic which illustrates that 1 in 20 women become pregnant during their teen years and 77% of those pregnancies are unplanned.

Most pregnancies in unmarried, young women are unplanned.

Without protection, couples who regularly have sex have an 85% change of getting pregnant within a year. Using a birth control method can help you follow your RLP.

Please continue reading to learn more about birth control!


This page provides comprehensive information on the various birth control methods available.

What kind of birth control is best for you? Do you want a birth control method that:

Visit the Birth Control Explorer web page for a whole bunch of great info about all the different birth control options.

Most Effective

The most-effective Birth Control Methods include the following:

Please visit the Whoops Proof website for great info on the implant and IUDs methods.


Moderately Effective

Birth control methods that are moderately-effective include the following:

Learn More

The clinic locator to the right allows you to search by city/state or zip code to find family planning services near you that offers low-cost or no-cost birth control options. If you can't find a clinic, or can't find the answer to your question, call 505-476-8882.