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

FAQ184

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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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...

December 2015

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Birth Control (Especially for Teens)

FAQ112

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

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

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

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

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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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

Pregnancy Periods Sexuality and Relationships 10 Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend 11 Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful 12 Talk about lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT topics 13 Think things through before you have sex for the first time 14...

March 2015

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Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring

FAQ185

What are combined hormonal birth control methods Birth control pills the birth control patch and the vaginal birth control ring are combined hormonal birth control methods They contain two hormones estrogen and progestin Contraception What are combined hormonal birth control methods How do combine...

July 2014

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Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection

FAQ186

What is progestin Progestin is a form of progesterone a hormone that plays a role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy Progestin is used in combination with another hormone called estrogen in combined hormonal birth control pills the vaginal ring and the skin patch It also can be used by itself in...

July 2014

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