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  1. Birth Control and Vaginal Contraceptive Film

    How effective is vaginal contraceptive film at preventing pregnancy? Learn more about this type of birth control here.

  2. Birth Control and the NuvaRing

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

  3. Birth Control and the Rhythm Method

    Find out more about the rhythm method of birth control.

  4. Missing Birth Control Pills

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

  5. Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception

    Drug details for Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception.

  6. Topic Overview

    It is not unusual for women who are taking hormone pills for birth control to have very light periods or no bleeding at all. If you have not missed any pills,skip 1 period,yet have no other signs of early pregnancy,it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. Signs of early pregnancy include fatigue,breast tenderness or enlargement,nausea or vomiting,and increased urination. Call your ...

  7. Topic Overview

    When to use a condomCondoms can be used with spermicide to prevent pregnancy or alone as protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Pregnancy prevention. Use a condom and spermicide to prevent pregnancy. Make sure to check the condom's expiration date, and do not use it if past that date.STD protection. To protect yourself and your partner from STD infection, use a condom during ...

  8. Topic Overview

    A tubal ligation is considered a permanent method of birth control. The fallopian tubes are cut or blocked,which prevents pregnancy by blocking the egg's path to the sperm and uterus. Laparoscopy makes it possible to see and do the surgery through small incisions in the abdomen. For a laparoscopic tubal ligation,the surgeon makes two small incisions-one in or just below the belly button ...

  9. Topic Overview

    Birth control methods Method How it prevents pregnancy Hormonal Prevents ovulation Thickens mucus at the cervix so sperm cannot pass through Changes the environment of the uterus and fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization and to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs Intrauterine device (IUD) The progestin released by the hormonal IUD prevents fertilization by making the mucus in the ...

  10. Progestin-Only Hormonal Methods (Mini-Pills, Implants, and Shots)

    Drug details for Progestin-only hormonal methods (mini-pills, shots).

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