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Medical Reference Related to Birth Control

  1. Birth Control Pills

    An overview of birth control pills and how they're used to prevent pregnancy.

  2. Birth Control and the Rhythm Method

    WebMD explains the rhythm method of birth control.

  3. Birth Control Pills and Weight Gain

    WebMD dispels the myth that birth control pills cause weight gain - and explains how it got started.

  4. The Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch

    Learn more about Ortho Evra, the birth control patch.

  5. Sexual Health, Birth Control, and Spermicides

    WebMD explains the role that spermicides play in birth control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

  6. Birth Control and Vaginal Contraceptive Film

    WebMD explains vaginal contraceptive film and its role in preventing pregnancy.

  7. Missing Birth Control Pills

    Forget to take your birth control pills? Find out from WebMD.

  8. Progestin for Emergency Contraception

    Drug details for Emergency contraception.

  9. Topic Overview

    The levonorgestrel (LNg) intrauterine device (IUD) releases small amounts of levonorgestrel,a form of progesterone,into the uterus each day. This type of IUD reduces cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding. And it is a highly effective method of birth control. It must be replaced every 5 years to ensure that hormone release continues at a level that helps you. How well does it work? Most ...

  10. Topic Overview

    The female condom is a tube of soft plastic with a closed end. Both ends have a ring or rim. The ring at the closed end is inserted deep into the vagina over the cervix,like a diaphragm,to hold the tube in place. The ring at the open end remains outside the opening of the vagina. A new female condom is used with each act of sexual intercourse. It can be inserted up to 8 hours before sexual ...

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