January 2010




Contraception

What is contraception? Contraception or birth control helps stop you from becoming pregnant. Each month an egg is released from the female ovary (ovulation). If the egg is met by a sperm, the egg can become fertilized and attach to the inside of the womb or uterus (implantation). Pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted; Contraception can stop pregnancy from happening in a number of ways.