Birth control refers to the methods and devices used to prevent pregnancy. These can include hormonal birth control such as the pill, intrauterine devices (IUDs), condoms, diaphragms, and sterilization procedures. There are different types of birth control that work differently and have different levels of effectiveness. Choosing the right birth control method depends on an individual’s health, lifestyle, and preferences. It is important to discuss options with a healthcare provider to determine the best method for each individual.