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Choosing Your Birth Control Method
Which birth control option is right for you? Discover birth control methods such as birth control pills, birth control shot,...
Birth Control Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
What is the best form of birth control? Take this quiz to find out about hormonal, surgical, barrier, and natural methods!
Vasectomy Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
What is a vasectomy and how is it done? What happens to a man who gets a vasectomy? Take this quiz to find out about this common...
Sexual Health: Other Reasons to Use Birth Control
Yes, birth control pills can help prevent pregnancy. They can also treat a variety of hormone-related issues, and they offer...
What Are The Side Effects of Birth Control?
Used correctly, birth control can be both safe and effective. But depending on which method you use, there could be some side...
Related Disease Conditions
Should I Be Worried About Pregnancy if I Used a Condom?
Condoms are a popular method of birth control. If used correctly, there's about a 2 percent risk of becoming pregnant while using a condom, but it's a good idea to use another method of birth control along with it.
Birth Control Options
Birth control is available in a variety of methods and types. The method of birth control varies from person to person, and their preferences to either become pregnant or not. Examples of barrier methods include barrier methods (sponge, spermicides, condoms), hormonal methods (pill, patch), surgical sterilization (tubal ligation, vasectomy), natural methods, and the morning after pill. Side effects and risks of each birth control option should be reviewed prior to using any birth control method.
How Likely Is Pregnancy After Vasectomy?
Despite having a very high success rate, there are still times when vasectomies fail. This is a rare situation. Less than 1% of vasectomies fail and result in pregnancies.
What Are the Disadvantages of Having a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a simple, safe, effective, and permanent male contraception method that cuts off supply of sperm to the semen. It is carried out by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm (vas deferens).
What Is the Best Form of Birth Control?
What's "best" among birth control methods differs from person to person. What's right for one person may not be right for others. And a person’s needs may also change over time.
Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)
- Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) vs. Plan B (levonorgestrel)
- Birth Control Pills vs. Condoms
- Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) vs. Patch (Ortho Evra)
- Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptive) vs. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone injection)
Prevention & Wellness
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