Combination Pill (the Pill)

More commonly known as ‘the Pill’, combination pills are the most popular type of birth control pill. Combination pills use both estrogen and progestin to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from your ovary). Depending on your particular pill, a monthly combination pill pack contains 21-24 consecutive days of hormone-based pills and 0-7 days of placebo or estrogen-only pills that will bring on your period.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Tri-Sprintec

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

TriNessa

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Yasmin

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ocella

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Microgestin 1/20

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Portia

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Lutera

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Levora

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Aviane

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Nortrel

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Yaz

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Nikki

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Vestura

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Loestrin

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Junel Fe 1.5/30

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Microgestin FE 1.5/30

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Loestrin Fe 1/20

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Junel Fe 1/20

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Microgestin FE 1/20

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Seasonique

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Amethia

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Camrese

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Apri

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Lo Loestrin

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Kariva

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Tri-Lo-Sprintec

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ortho-Cyclen

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Sprintec

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Mononessa

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Beyaz

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ovcon

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Balziva

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Microgestin 1.5/30

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Junel 1.5/30

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Cryselle 28

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Low-Ogestrel

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Minastrin 24 Fe

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Desogestrel-Ethinyl Estradiol

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Trivora-28

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Camrese Lo

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Nortrel 7/7/7

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Junel 1/20

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Zovia 1/35

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Velivet

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Nortrel 0.5/35

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Progestin-only Pill (the Mini-Pill / POP)

Progestin-only pills have no estrogen in them and prevent pregnancy mostly by thickening the cervical mu­cus and thinning the uterine lining. POPs are prescribed if you can’t take estrogen due to certain health conditions, if you’re breastfeeding and less than 1 month postpartum, if you’re over age 35 and smoke cigarettes, or if you’re sensitive to side effects with combination pills. POPs release a small amount of progestin every day of the month and your period may be less regular than it would be on a COC.

Norethindrone

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Nora-Be

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Errin

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Camila

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Generic Version of
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ring

The ring is a small, bendable ring that you insert into your vagina for three weeks at a time, then take it out for the fourth week. The ring works by giving off hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.

NuvaRing

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Patch

The patch is a thin, beige piece of plastic that looks like a square Band-Aid. It’s a little less than two inches across, and comes in one—and only one—color (beige). You stick the patch on your skin and it gives off hormones that prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs.

Xulane

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Emergency Contraception (PlanB)

Emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken soon after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works. It should not be used as regular birth control because it’s not as effective as routine birth control methods.

Plan B One-Step

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive

Ella

Type
Combination Pill

Quantity
21 active + 7 inactive