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Birth Control Pill
The birth control pill is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy. The pill is taken at the same time every day in a 21-28 day cycle. Usually, you take 21 “active” pills and 7 “placebo” or sugar pills in a month. Read more...
Hormonal Injections
The most common form of hormonal injection used in the United States is Depo-Provera. Every three months, a shot of hormones is injected into your body to prevent pregnancy from occurring. Hormonal injections do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases or infections. Read more...
The Paragard Intrauterine Device - IUD
An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped object that is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Usually, an IUD stays in place for 1-5 years and is used by women who cannot use hormonal types of birth control like the pill or the hormone shots. IUD’s can only be inserted by a doctor. Read more...
The Male Condom
The male condom is a piece of latex that is placed on the penis before intercourse and prevents sperm from entering the vagina. Latex condoms are one of the most effective types of condoms on the market and help prevent both pregnancy and the transmission of diseases, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Read more...
Spermicide
Spermicide is a non-hormonal contraceptive that prevents pregnancy and some STDs. Spermicides are usually marketed as vaginal foams, gel, or creams that can be used alone or with a condom or a vaginal barrier, like a diaphragm or a cervical cap. There are also some condoms that come with spermicide already on the condom for added protection. Read more...
Vaginal Barriers
Vaginal barriers are non-hormonal contraceptives that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus through the cervix. When used in conjunction with vaginal spermicides, vaginal barriers help to prevent both pregnancy and the transmission of some STDs and infections. However, it is unclear if the use of spermicides can prevent the transmission of HIV. Some of the most popular types of vaginal barriers include the diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge and the female condom. Read more...
Rhythm Method
The rhythm method is a natural form of birth control that involves both partners abstaining from intercourse when the woman is ovulating. When done correctly, this method only prevents pregnancy, it does not protect you from STDs and infections. Read more...
Emergency Contraception
Emergency contraception, or the “morning after pill,” is a dosage of pills that can be taken up to 72 hours after intercourse. If EC is administered within the first 24 hours, it is more likely to effectively prevent a pregnancy from occurring. Emergency contraception does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases or infections. It is also not recommended that EC be used as your primary form of birth control, but as a back up when other options of contraception are not available. Read more...
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