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FAQ114, May 2019

What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception (EC) reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Common situations in which EC could be used include forgetting to take several birth control pills in a row, having a condom break or slip off, or not using a birth control method during sex. It also can be used after a woman has been raped.


TFAQ004, June 2019

Information Resources Patient Focused Advocacy birth control, teens, adolescent, contraception, the pill, diaphragm, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, IUD, emergency birth control Birth Control (Especially for Teens), an ACOG patient education FAQ, covers the birth control pill, patch, ring..., implant, IUD, emergency birth control, and more. 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


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


FAQ035, August 2019

What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. It is the most popular form of birth control worldwide.


FAQ077, August 2019

What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is a common illness. PID is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States.


FAQ112, May 2019

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 (STIs) Whether you have any health problems


TFAQ001, June 2019

What does it mean to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual? Lesbian, gay, and bisexual are terms that describe a person’s sexual orientation. This is a person’s emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to other people: • “Gay” means you are attracted to people of the same sex. • “Straight” means you are attracted to people of the opposite sex. • “Lesbian” means you are a female who is attracted to other females. •“Bisexual” means you are attracted to people of both sexes. “LGBTQ” is an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. The “Q” also can stand for questioning.


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