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Which of the following are methods for contraception?

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. Other types of contraception involve blocking the release of eggs from the ovaries or creating a barrier for sperm so that they are not able to reach the egg.

Intrauterine device (IUD) Sterilization Diaphragm All of the above

What are the health benefits associated with oral contraception?

Oral contraceptives can have some health benefits. They may reduce the severity of menstrual cramps, improve acne, protect against iron deficiency anemia, and increase bone density. Oral contraceptive use may also reduce the risk of developing ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancers.

Reduction of severe menstrual cramps Clearing up acne and improving bone density Prevention of certain cancers All of the above

Using condoms can cause erectile dysfunction.

While some men complained of erection loss when using condoms, a study has shown that many of these men experienced problems with erections regardless of whether or not condoms were used.

True False

Barrier methods of birth control can involve injectable medicines.

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 diseases (STDs).

True False

Most types of birth control can prevent sexually transmitted infections.

Condoms can help protects against sexually-transmitted infections, but most methods (such as diaphragms or oral contraceptives) do not.

True False

Sterilization implants and surgical sterilization are examples of…

Sterilization is an example of a permanent method of birth control. Such methods may be appropriate for people who are certain they no longer desire the ability to conceive a child.

Natural family planning Barrier methods Permanent birth control Emergency Contraception

A ___________ is a permanent sterilization surgery meant for men.

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure blocks the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the urethra. This prevents them from reaching the semen so that they cannot fertilize a woman's egg.

Vasectomy Hysterectomy Pelvic organ prolapse None of the above

What are the two hormones combined in oral contraceptives, or "the pill?"

Oral contraceptive pills typically contain a combination of estrogen and progestin hormones.

Dopamine and serotonin Prolactin and oxytocin Estrogen and progestin Estrogen and testosterone

This contraception contains a chemical that kills sperm:

Spermicides are chemicals that kill sperm. They are available as a cream, gel, or foam. Nonoxynol-9 is the chemical found in spermicide products.

Hormonal injection Spermicide Intrauterine device (IUD) Plan B, emergency contraception

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