IUD Untangling Birth Control: The Options and Effectiveness For thousands of years now people have been employing some type of birth control method. And now, when it comes to birth control, women have more options that ever before. But with so many options, how do you decide which option is best for you? The most important first step is to weigh your options with your healthcare provider. You’ll want to know how each form of birth control would work with your lifestyle, your health and your family history. We have broken down the most popular options for you to help you decide.