Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

It is common to wonder if it is possible to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation. Find out more about the chances of conceiving after a tubal ligation.

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Withdrawal

Withdrawal is a form of birth control in which the penis is removed from the vagina before ejaculation. This is not regarded as a highly effective method of birth control.

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Vaginal Ring

The vaginal ring is a hormonal form of birth control. Learn more about the risks, side effects, and frequently asked questions associated with the vaginal ring.

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Spermicide

Spermicide is a form of birth control that comes in a jelly, foam, or cream and has a 28% failure rate with typical use. Find out more about the pros and cons of using spermicide.

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Lunelle: Monthly Injection

Lunelle is a hormonal form of birth control and is an injection of the synthetic forms of estrogen and progestin. It was recalled and is no longer available in the U.S.

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Lubrication

Lubrication can help prevent condoms from tearing and make penetration more comfortable. However, some lubrications are not recommended for use with condoms.

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Intrauterine Devices: IUD

An intrauterine device is a form of contraception in which a T-shaped piece of plastic containing copper or synthetic progesterone is inserted into the uterus.

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How Pregnancy Occurs

Getting pregnant depends on ovulation, which is the process by which an egg is released from an ovary, after which it travels down the fallopian tubes.

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Ethical Considerations

The method in which some contraceptives work by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg presents an ethical issue for those who believe life begins at conception.

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Contraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge, a one-use method. is a barrier form of birth control, is a one-use. It does not require a prescription to obtain, and is fairly inexpensive.

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Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are oral contraceptives that contain synthetic hormones, and must be taken once a day in order to effectively prevent pregnancy.

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Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is placed directly on the skin, and needs to be replaced on a weekly basis. It also requires a prescription to use.

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Birth Control Failure

No birth control method is 100% effective. Learn more about failure rates and potential risks of the most common forms of contraceptive.

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Male Condom

The male condom, a sheath that is rolled over the penis to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix, is a barrier method of pregnancy prevention.

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Female Condom

The female condom, a barrier method of birth control, is a pouch made of latex that fits inside the vagina and helps protect from STDs and pregnancy.

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Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a rubber barrier that covers the cervix to prevent sperm from entering and fertilizing an egg. This method requires a prescription.

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Cervical Cap

The cervical cap, a rarely-used method of birth control, is similar to the diaphragm. Read on about side effects, risks, and effectiveness.

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Abstinence

Abstinence means you and your partner refrain from sexual intercourse, and is the only birth control method that is 100% effective when utilized.

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