According to the World Health Organization 214 million women of reproductive age in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern contraceptive method. There are different methods of contraception, including long-acting reversible contraception, hormonal contraception, barrier methods, emergency contraception, permanent contraception, etc. but do we know how to choose the best in each case.

Many elements need to be considered by women, men, or couples at any given point in their lifetimes when choosing the most appropriate contraceptive method. These elements include safety, effectiveness, availability and acceptability.

Contraceptive use has increased in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and Latin

America, but continues to be low in sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, use of modern contraception has risen slightly, from 54% in 1990 to 57.4% in 2015. Even so there are still many questions and myths about the contraception, especially for the hormonal pills that will be answered during the presentation.