The efficacy and risks of different birth control options are dramatically different today from what they once were thanks to scientific advances and increased awareness of STDs. In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women's health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill and Plan B. Whether the reader is looking for their first birth control method or wants to know more about their current choice, there is no more comprehensive guide than this.
LAURA ELDRIDGE is a women's health writer and activist. She is the author of In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women and the co-author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.