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Barrier Methods of Birth Control Directory

Barrier methods of birth control prevent sperm from getting into the uterus. Examples of barrier methods include male and female condoms, sponges, and diaphragms. Spermicides are often used along with barrier methods to kill the sperm. In addition, condoms can help prevent STDs, so this method is recommended for safe sex. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how barrier methods of birth control are used, pros and cons, and much more.

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It's been damned as the work of the devil, made illegal by federal law, and plagued by fraud and danger. But even at the risk of life and liberty, every generation of American women and men has sought effective birth control.

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