Pregnancy prevention
Pregnancy

Prevention could include:

  • The vaginal ring is a method of birth control that you don't have to think about every day. Learn how it works, how you use it, and how effective it is.
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  • The birth control patch is a hormonal contraceptive that sticks to your skin. You replace it once per week. Learn more about its use, efficacy, and risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sponge uses spermicide to help prevent pregnancy. Learn how to use it, effectiveness, limitations, risks, and more to decide if it's right for you.
    Source:HLCMS
  • For up to six months after giving birth, and if the menstrual cycle has not resumed, breast-feeding can be an effective and natural form of birth control.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Most popular method of birth controlPills contain estrogen and progestin and are taken once a day.Require a prescriptionWork by preventing ovaries from releasing eggs Effectiveness: 99.7%, if used perfectly; with typical use, 92%.Effective and rev...
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  • Female sterilization is a permanent procedure to prevent pregnancy. It works by surgically or non-surgically blocking the fallopian tubes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Birth control prevents unintended pregnancies. Some effective types of birth control include taking birth control pills, using condoms, and wearing a diaphragm.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depo-Provera is a shot that prevents pregnancy for up to three months. Learn how it works, how and when you use it, and what side effects it can cause.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Oligomenorrhea is a condition that involves having light or infrequent menstrual periods. Read more about it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are four brands of IUDs available in the U.S.: ParaGard is a copper IUD, and Mirena, Liletta, and Skyla are hormonal IUDs that use progestin.
    Source:HLCMS
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