Vasectomy: What to Expect
A vasectomy is a procedure that makes a man permanently unable to get a woman pregnant.
Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)
Tubal sterilization (tubal ligation) is a surgical method of birth control for women.
Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills
A progestin-only birth control pill is often called the “mini-pill.” It may not have as many side effects as regular…
Natural Family Planning
Natural family planning (NFP) is a form of pregnancy planning. It does not involve medicine or devices. It tracks when…
Intrauterine Device (IUD)
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. There are 2 types of IUDs…
Emergency contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy if used within a short period of time after having sex.
Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive
Depo-Provera is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. You must get it…
Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm
A diaphragm is reusable dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of a woman’s cervix and works as a form…
Birth Control Options
Many women want to do what they can to prevent pregnancy. Birth control (also called contraception) can help. Many types…
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