Birth Control FAQs
Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on January 12, 2016
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Q:What are methods for contraception?
A: Contraception can involve sterilization, the permanent prevention of a woman being able to get pregnant or a man's sperm from being able to impregnate a woman.
Q:What are the health benefits associated with oral contraception?
A:Oral contraceptives can have some health benefits.
Q:Using condoms can cause erectile dysfunction. True or false?
Q:Barrier methods of birth control can involve injectable medicines. True or false?
Q:Most types of birth control can prevent sexually transmitted infections. True or false?
Q:What are some types of permanent birth control?
A:Sterilization is an example of a permanent method of birth control.
Q:A vasectomy is a permanent sterilization procedure meant for men. True or false?
Q:Estrogen and progestin are the two hormones combined in oral contraceptives, or "the pill"? True or false?
Q:What is a contraception contains a chemical that kills sperm?
A:Spermicides are chemicals that kill sperm.
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