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Sterilization for Women and Men

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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 ster...

August 2014

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Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection

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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 it...

July 2014

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

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What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods? Long-acting 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 r...

July 2014

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Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring

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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 metho...

July 2014

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

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What are barrier methods? Barrier methods of birth control are physical or chemical barriers that prevent sperm from passing through the woman's cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertilize an egg. Some methods also protect against sexually transmitted disease (STDs). Contraception ...

July 2014

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Fertility Awareness: Rhythm Method, Basal Body Temperature Method, and More

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What is natural family planning? Natural family planning is a form of birth control that is based on the timing of sex during a woman's menstrual cycle. It is not a single method but a variety of methods. Contraception What is natural family planning? What factors influence the suc...

July 2014

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Birth Control - Especially for Teens

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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 dise...

December 2013

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Emergency Contraception

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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? What types of emergency contr...

October 2013

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Postpartum Sterilization

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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. Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the sper...

May 2013

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Sterilization by Laparoscopy

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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 women?  How is tubal sterilization done?  How effectiv...

May 2013

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