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Birth Control for Teens - Deciding What's Right for You

Birth control—without it, pregnancy can happen. That's why you need birth control you can count on.

There are lots of good options for birth control. Your best choices are those that you find easy to use—so you never go without it.

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Birth Control and Depo-Provera

Birth control is a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control; some types also help protect against sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. Depo-Provera does not protect against STDs. Depo-Provera is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone and is given as an injection by a doctor into the woman's arm or buttocks. Each shot provides protection against pregnancy for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but the shot...

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And of course, no matter what kind of birth control you use, you always need a plan for protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: August 07, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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