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    1. Birth Control - Topic Overview

      The following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods. Combination pills,skin patch,or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin) Pros Cons No interruption of foreplay or intercourse Reduced bleeding and cramping with periods,which lowers the risk of anemia Fewer or no periods (with certain types of pill) Reduced pain during ovulation Reduced risk of pelvic ...

    2. Contraceptive Sponge for Birth Control - Topic Overview

      A diaphragm is a birth control device that blocks sperm from fertilizing an egg. It is made of rubber and shaped like a dome. It fits inside a woman's vagina and covers the cervix (the opening of the uterus); a firm,flexible rim keeps it in place. A diaphragm is always used with a sperm-killing cream or jelly (spermicide) to prevent pregnancy. Proper diaphragm use Spread spermicidal cream or ...

    3. 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.

    4. Birth Control Pills

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

    5. Emergency Contraception

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

    6. Sexual Health, Birth Control, and Spermicides

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

    7. 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.

    8. What Is Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

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

    9. What Is the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch?

      Learn more about Ortho Evra, the birth control patch.

    10. Birth Control Myths

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

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