Category: Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

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Why Has My Period Changed?

Birth control pills use hormones to regulate ovulation and switching brands or types may affect your menstrual cycle. Did My New Brand of Birth Control

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Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills also called oral contraceptives use synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two types: combined and progestin-only. Combined pills contain synthetic forms

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Emergency Contraception: Morning After Pill

Often referred to as the “morning-after pill,” it is a high dose of certain types of the birth control pill, made up of estrogen and progestin

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Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is a thin plastic patch (1 3/4 inch square) placed directly on the skin of the woman. It is a hormonal method of

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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

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Depo-Provera: Quarterly Injection

What is Depo-Provera? Depo-Provera is an injection containing the synthetic hormone progestin which is called depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). Depo-Provera is a hormonal method of contraception obtained by

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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

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Birth Control and Ethics

The ethical questions about birth control have been a topic of debate for a long time. All the world’s major religions promote responsible parenthood, but