There are many different kinds of birth control (contraception) made available to women today. Options can include hormone shots, pills, patches, IUDs (intrauterine devices) and permanent sterilization. If you no longer want children, tubal ligation is also a simple surgical procedure that is an effective form of preventing future pregnancies by sealing off the fallopian tubes. The providers at Piedmont HealthCare’s Lake Norman OBGYN can discuss all available options for birth control and go over the best method that would work with your body’s chemistry.