Birth Control

What Birth Control Method Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Are you looking for a contraceptive method that vibes with your zodiac sign? Good news — the stars have aligned and carafem has the perfect matches for you. From Virgo’s precision to Cancer’s loyalty, check out the contraceptive match for your astrological personality.

While these pairings are light-hearted and fun, as a sexual and reproductive health provider, we do have to add a caveat that these are not medical recommendations. If you’re looking for more information, advice, or access to contraception, check out more information about various methods and side effects here.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

If you’re a Leo, you’re confident, assertive, and value taking control of your life. A permanent contraceptive option like tubal ligation, more commonly known as getting your tubes tied, might be the perfect fit. By choosing this method, you make a decisive statement about your reproductive choices and confidently step into the future. Embrace that unwavering Leo confidence with tubal ligation — a bold choice that brings balance to your creative and dramatic spirit, allowing you to take charge of your needs and put your mind at ease. Tubal ligation is approximately >99% effective with typical use, providing Leos with a reliable and permanent contraceptive option to confidently pursue their ambitions without the worry of unplanned pregnancies.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo, your practicality and attention to detail make the Progestin-Only Birth Control Pill an excellent choice for you since this method requires that you take the pill at the same time every single day. This contraception was recently approved by the FDA as the first ever over-the-counter method, meaning you don’t need a prescription for this birth control pill! With this method, you’ll have the reliability and accessibility you seek, while also being able to regulate your menstrual cycle, prevent pregnancy, and reduce period symptoms. Precision meets responsibility with the birth control pill — a routine that aligns perfectly with Virgo’s diligent and organized approach to life. The Progestin-Only Birth Control Pill offers approximately 93% effectiveness with typical use, giving meticulous Virgos a trustworthy method to control their reproductive choices.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra, as the sign of balance and harmony, the combination-hormone Birth Control Pill offers you the flexibility you desire. By combining safe and effective amounts of the hormones Estrogen and Progestin, this method allows you to manage your reproductive health while also providing the reassurance of a predictable monthly cycle. Libra’s find harmony in the combined birth control pill — this simplified choice perfectly complements your desire for balance, freeing you to effortlessly charm the new friends (and more) in your life. It’s all about finding that perfect equilibrium! The combination Birth Control Pill is approximately 93% effective with typical use, allowing harmonious Libras to maintain a balanced approach to contraception.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio, you embody intensity and passion. Embrace your fiery spirit and independence with an internal condom that you have full control over and will offer the pleasure you seek. Internal condoms, sometimes referred to as a “female condom,” can be inserted up to 2 hours before sex, and has an outer ring that can provide clitoral stimulation. Helping you maintain control over your reproductive choices, the internal condom offers an effectiveness range of approximately 79% with typical use, giving passionate Scorpios an option to embrace adventure and self-assurance.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius, you have a free-spirited and adventurous nature that embraces self-awareness and exploration. The Vaginal Ring, sometimes called the NuvaRing, offers you a low-maintenance option that provides a steady release of hormones, giving you peace of mind while you conquer your goals. Fuel your optimism and spontaneity with the Vaginal Ring method — a liberating contraceptive that allows you to embrace life’s adventures while staying in tune with your body’s rhythms and letting the Ring do the work for you. The vaginal ring provides an effectiveness range of approximately 93% with typical use, allowing adventurous and free-spirited Sagittarians a convenient contraceptive option to support their active lifestyles.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn, your practicality and determination make you the perfect candidate for a contraceptive method that requires precision and patience. The Fertility Awareness Method, combined with careful tracking and understanding of your cycle, gives you the control and flexibility to plan or prevent pregnancies in line with your unique journey. Your ambition will take you far in life, and with the Fertility Awareness Method, you’ll be able to take control of your reproductive future too. The Fertility Awareness Method offers approximately 77-98% effectiveness with typical use, providing conscientious Capricorns a natural and self-aware approach to contraception.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius, as an innovative and forward-thinking sign, Nexplanon offers a long-lasting contraceptive solution that aligns with your progressive spirit. With this contraceptive, free your mind from daily concerns and devote your energy to the grandeur of life. This discreet implant provides years of protection, giving you the freedom to focus on meaningful connections and making a difference in the world, like the true Air sign you are. The Hormonal Implant boasts an effectiveness rate of approximately 99.9% with typical use, offering innovative Aquarians a highly effective and hassle-free contraception option.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The diaphragm, a reusable barrier method, harmonizes perfectly with Pisces traits, offering a sense of inner peace and control. As a Pisces, you’ll love this non-hormonal contraception method that you can discreetly insert up to six hours before sex. Just as Pisces adapts to various environments, the diaphragm is a versatile contraceptive method that can be used in a variety of situations, offering reliability and peace of mind. The diaphragm provides an intuitive Pisces with a seamless contraceptive option that doesn’t disrupt the natural flow of their lives. A diaphragm offers approximately 83% effectiveness with typical use, allowing compassionate Pisceans to take an active role in intimacy without the worry of pregnancy.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries, your energetic and adventurous nature needs a contraceptive method that matches your fast-paced lifestyle. The Birth Control Shot is a great fit for you — with just one injection every three months, you’ll have the freedom to focus on your ambitious pursuits without worrying about daily pill reminders. Bold and adventurous, you’re sure to embrace the birth control shot — a revolutionary contraceptive that challenged conventions, mirroring your fearless approach to life. The Birth Control Shot provides approximately 96% effectiveness with typical use, enabling energetic and proactive Aries individuals to focus on their goals without interruption.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, you’re known for your reliability and practicality. The non-hormonal Intrauterine Device, also referred to as the Copper IUD, perfectly complements your grounded nature. With its long-lasting effectiveness, you can trust this IUD to provide long-term protection without additional hormones. A Taurus trusts the convenience and unwavering protection of the IUD — your steadfast and loyal nature finds harmony in this dependable birth control method that lasts up to 5 – 10 years. An added bonus? It can be inserted up to five days after unprotected sex to act as emergency contraception and prevent pregnancy! The Paragard offers an effectiveness range of approximately 99.2-99.9% with typical use, providing reliable contraception for dependable Taurians who appreciate long-lasting solutions.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Embodying the duality of the twins, the external condom is a Gemini’s perfect companion — its availability and versatility will ignite your excitable and inquisitive spirits, fulfilling your desire for variety. That’s why external condoms (often referred to as male condoms) are the perfect match for you. With this option, you have the flexibility to adapt to any situation while ensuring protection against unplanned pregnancies and STIs. External condoms provide approximately 87% effectiveness with typical use, offering adaptable and communicative Geminis an option for shared responsibility and protection.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer, your caring and nurturing personality desires a contraceptive method that aligns with your emotional needs. The Hormonal Intrauterine Device offers long-term contraception while also helping to regulate your menstrual cycle, which can often make your period lighter and decrease some people’s menstrual cramping. The Hormonal IUD is a compassionate contraceptive that harmonizes with your needs, allowing you to focus on what truly matters. Hormonal IUDs offer an effectiveness range of approximately 99.2-99.9% with typical use, giving nurturing Cancer individuals a highly effective and low-maintenance contraceptive option.

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We hope this playful astrological pairing guide helps you navigate the world of contraception with a touch of cosmic inspiration! We always recommend speaking with your healthcare provider about the best contraception option for you based on your medical history and health needs.

carafem offers a wide range of affordable contraceptive options including condoms, birth control pills, emergency contraception, IUD/IUCs, birth control implants, and Depo Provera shots. If you’re looking for more support choosing an option or are ready to get started, you can schedule an appointment with carafem here.