Birth control pills and patches use synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. Condoms, contraception methods | American Pregnancy Associationdiaphragms, spermicides, sponges and cervical caps are barrier methods designed to stop sperm from entering a woman’s uterus.

  1. 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 women. Some methods are considered permanent, while others are reversible. The... more...
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  1. Birth Control Pills
    Birth control pills or oral contraceptives use synthetic hormones to prevent pregnancy. There...
    Posted on: 06/07/2017
  2. Birth Control Patch
    Birth Control Patch: Side Effects, Effectiveness and Costs The birth control patch...
    Posted on: 06/07/2013
  3. Emergency Contraception: Morning After Pill
    What is Emergency Contraception? Often referred to as the "morning-after pill," it...
  4. Male Condoms
    What is a male condom? The male condom is a sheath that...
  5. Spermicide
    Spermicide is a chemical product that comes in the form of a...
    Posted on: 06/07/2017
  6. Lunelle Monthly Injection
    Lunelle is no longer available in the United States. This medication was recalled...
    Posted on: 06/07/2013
  7. Depo-Provera: Quarterly Injection
    What is Depo-Provera? Depo-Provera is an injection containing the synthetic hormone progestin which...
  8. Contraceptive Sponge
    The contraceptive sponge is a soft saucer-shaped device made from polyurethane foam....
  9. Cervical Cap
      The cervical cap is not a method of birth control that...
  10. Female Condom
    What is a female condom? The female condom is a pouch made...
    Posted on: 06/07/2017
  11. Vaginal Ring
    The vaginal ring is a soft, flexible piece of plastic that contains...
    Posted on: 06/07/2013
  12. Withdrawal Method as Birth Control
    The withdrawal method as a means of birth control requires removing the...
  13. Birth Control Failure Rate Percentages
    Different methods of birth control can be highly effective at preventing pregnancy,...
    Posted on: 06/07/2018
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