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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

September 2016


Postpartum Sterilization

FAQ052, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization In tubal sterilization the fallopian tubes are closed off or removed Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the...

May 2016

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): IUD and Implant

FAQ184, May 2016

What are longacting reversible contraception LARC methods Longacting reversible contraception LARC methods include the intrauterine device IUD and the birth control implant Both methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy last for several years and are easy to use Both are reversibleif yo...

May 2016

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Sterilization by Laparoscopy

FAQ035, May 2016

What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control It is the most popular form of birth control worldwide Contraception What is sterilization What is the sterilization procedure for womennbsp How is tubal sterilization donenbsp How effective is laparoscopic sterilization in...

May 2016

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Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Spermicide, Condom, Sponge, Diaphragm, and Cervical Cap

FAQ022, May 2016

What are barrier methods of birth control Barrier methods of birth control act as barriers to keep the mans sperm from reaching the womans egg Some barrier methods also protect against sexually transmitted infections STIs A few barrier methods spermicide condom and sponge can be bought in most dru...

May 2016

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Birth Control (Especially for Teens)

FAQ112, December 2015

What things should I think about when choosing a birth control method To choose the right birth control method for you consider the following How well it prevents pregnancy How easy it is to use Whether you need a prescription to get it Whether it protects against sexually transmitted infections S...

December 2015

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Emergency Contraception

FAQ114, October 2015

What is emergency contraception Emergency contraception is the use of certain methods to prevent pregnancy after a woman has had sex without birth control if her current method fails or if she is raped Contraception What is emergency contraception EC How does EC work What are the different types o...

October 2015

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Sterilization for Women and Men

FAQ011, September 2015

Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion The procedure for men is called vasectomy Contraception What is sterilization How does tubal occlusion work to prevent pregnancy How effective is female sterilization Does female ster...

September 2015

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You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

FAQ042, August 2015

What happens during puberty When puberty starts your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing These signals are called hormones Hormones make your body change and start looking more like an adults see FAQ041 Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones also...

August 2015

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Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Family Planning

FAQ024, April 2015

What is fertility awareness Fertility awareness is knowing and recognizing when the fertile time when a woman can get pregnant occurs in the menstrual cycle If you are practicing fertility awareness as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy you need to avoid having sexual intercourse or use a...

April 2015

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