Birth Control

Diaphragm

What’s a diaphragm? A diaphragm is a shallow dome-shaped rubber cup that you insert into your vagina to keep sperm from entering your cervix. If

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Tubal Ligation

What’s tubal ligation? It’s an operation designed to make a woman sterile. If you’re certain that you don’t want to have any more children, you

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Spermicides

Can I use spermicides alone for birth control? You can, but they’re tricky to use. For that reason, women who rely only on spermicides for

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Natural Family Planning

What’s natural family planning? The name refers to a variety of methods for predicting the fertile days during a woman’s cycle. These techniques are used

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IUD FAQ

What’s an intrauterine device? The intrauterine device, or IUD, is a T-shaped plastic stick that’s wrapped in copper or filled with a synthetic form of

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Female Condoms

What’s a female condom? A female condom is a thin polyurethane pouch that you insert into your vagina before sex to prevent pregnancy and guard

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Teen Pregnancy

Few teenagers have the experience or resources it takes to start a family. But that doesn’t keep them from doing so. According to the National

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Cervical Cap

What’s a cervical cap? A cervical cap is the modern version of an ancient contraceptive technique. Through the centuries, women have used everything from beeswax

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Birth Control Pills

What’s so great about the Pill? Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or simply “the Pill”) are one of the most popular methods of

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Emergency Contraception

When would I need to use emergency contraception? Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after you’ve had sex without birth control or after your birth control

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Condoms for Men

What’s so great about condoms? The condom, a thin rubber sheath that fits over your erect penis, traps your semen during sex and keeps you

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