Archive for the ‘Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices’ Category

Types of Birth Control

Contraception is a term used for methods of preventing pregnancy and is often referred to as birth control. There are several types of birth control available for both men and... more...
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Intrauterine Devices

What is a Intrauterine Device: IUD? An Intrauterine device is a T-shaped piece of plastic placed inside the uterus. The piece of plastic contains copper or a synthetic progesterone hormone that prevents... more...
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Spermicide

Spermicide is a chemical product that comes in the form of a jelly, foam, or cream and is a barrier method of birth control. It's spermicidal chemicals are designed to kill... more...
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Lubrication

Inadequate lubrication may require either more extensive foreplay during sexual relations or a treatment option such as a water-soluble lubricant. What should I know about lubrication and condom use? Lubrications... more...
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Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills or oral contraceptives use synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two types: combined and progesterone only. Combined pills contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone.  Oral contraceptives are... more...
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Female Condom

What is a female condom? The female condom is a pouch made of polyurethane or latex that fits inside the vagina. It is a barrier method of birth control. How does... more...
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What is a Diaphragm?

A diaphragm is a soft rubber dome-shaped barrier that covers the cervix in order to prevent sperm from entering into the uterus. It is a barrier method of birth control.... more...
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