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  1. 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 ...

  2. Birth Control Implants

    WebMD explains the types and safety of birth control implants.

  3. Tubal Ligation and Tubal Implants

    Tubal ligation, often referred to as "having your tubes tied, " is a surgical procedure in which a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked, tied, or cut.

  4. Birth Control and the Diaphragm

    Useful information about the diaphragm and how it's used for birth control.

  5. The Birth Control Sponge

    How is the contraceptive sponge used for birth control and how effective is it? Find out now.

  6. Birth Control and Sterilization

    Learn about the role that sterilization plays in birth control.

  7. Birth Control and the NuvaRing

    Useful information about the NuvaRing, a birth control option for women.

  8. Birth Control and the Cervical Cap

    WebMD offers useful information about the cervical cap, a method of birth control.

  9. Birth Control and the IUD (Intrauterine Device)

    Learn more about how IUDs -- also called intrauterine devices -- work as birth control.

  10. Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception

    Drug details for Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception.

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