The present review sheds some light on family planning methods and contraceptive dosage forms in use nowadays and new ones
under investigation. First, the benefits of family planning for women, men, children, nation and the world are addressed. Then a
complete survey about the methods of contraception in use nowadays viz: pills, IUD, vaginal rings, injectables, barriers, natural
methods, spermicides, sterilization (female or male) and implants, was included. Additionally, this review emphasized on the future
methods that are in different stages of research, development and registration. This stems on the fact that the development of new and
improved methods of contraception for both women and men is a key component of the strategy to improve the quality of family
planning programs. Of the new methods presented are: Immunocontraceptive methods for female and male, improved IUD’s and new