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Birth Control Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Birth Control

  1. 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.

  2. Birth Control Pills

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

  3. Emergency Contraception

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

  4. What Is Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

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

  5. Birth Control Myths

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

  6. 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.

  7. What Is the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch?

    Learn more about Ortho Evra, the birth control patch.

  8. Sexual Health, Birth Control, and Spermicides

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

  9. Diaphragm for Birth Control - Topic Overview

    The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It is a round,dome-shaped device made of rubber that has a firm,flexible rim. It fits inside a woman's vagina and covers the cervix. It should always be used with a sperm-killing cream or jelly (spermicide). There are different types of diaphragms: The flat-spring and coil-spring types can be used with an inserter. The arcing-spring type ...

  10. Contraceptive Sponge for Birth Control - 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 ...

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