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    Medical Reference Related to Birth Control

    1. Emergency Contraception

      Learn about the different methods of emergency contraception (postcoital contraception) from the experts at WebMD.

    2. How Effective Is Depo-Provera for Birth Control?

      Get the facts on Depo-Provera, an injectable birth control method, including its side effects and risks.

    3. Birth Control Pills

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

    4. Sexual Health, Birth Control, and Spermicides

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

    5. What Is Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

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

    6. Birth Control Myths

      WebMD dispels some common myths about pregnancy, fertility, and birth control.

    7. The Rhythm Method of Birth Control: What You Should Know

      Are you and your partner planning to try the rhythm method of birth control? It doesn’t always work as well as you might hope. Find out what helps.

    8. What Is the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch?

      Learn more about Ortho Evra, the birth control patch.

    9. Will Birth Control Pills Make Me Gain Weight?

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

    10. Birth Control: Myths About Sex and Pregnancy - Topic Overview

      A spermicide is a substance that kills sperm. Spermicides are available as jelly,foam,cream,suppositories,and film. The active ingredient of most spermicides is a chemical called nonoxynol-9. Most spermicides come with an applicator. The applicator is filled with spermicide and inserted into the vagina right before intercourse. When using a jelly,foam,or cream,you can then have sex ...

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