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Pregnancy prevention
Pregnancy

Prevention could include:

  • 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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  • The vaginal ring is a method of hormonal birth control. It is also known by its brand name, NuvaRing. The FDA approved the vaginal ring for use in 2001.
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  • A contraceptive implant is a hormonal birth control. It is put into the arm. It releases a hormone called progesterone into the body to prevent pregnancy.
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  • The sponge is a barrier method of birth control that physically blocks sperm from fertilizing an egg by covering the cervix. It also contains spermicide.
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  • The birth control patch is a hormonal contraception. It is a small square patch that looks like a band-aid. It sticks to the skin and releases hormones.
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  • 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.
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  • Birth control prevents unintended pregnancies. Some effective types of birth control include taking birth control pills, using condoms, and wearing a diaphragm.
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  • Diaphragms have been used for birth control in the United States since the early 1900s. Learn how to use one of these devices to prevent pregnancy.
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  • With 17 percent of American women ages 15 to 44 currently using birth control pills, this type of hormonal contraception is one of the most popular and widely used.
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  • Oligomenorrhea is a condition that involves having light or infrequent menstrual periods. Read more about it.
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