Birth Control is used to deliberately prevent or reduce the likelihood of pregnancy. Different methods of birth control have varying characteristics. Condoms, for example, are the only birth control method that provide significant protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Birth Control is also known as Contraception
At Women’s Health Clinic, Inc., we want you to be informed so you can make better decisions about your body, health and life.
Douching immediately following intercourse is not an effective Birth Control method.
Toothpaste is not a contraceptive.
Urinating after sex is not Birth Control. However, it may prevent urinary tract infections.
Having sex in a hot tub is not Birth Control. It may also increase your risk of vaginal infection.
Common Birth Control Methods include the following:
- Birth Control Pills
- The NuvaRing®
- The Patch®
- IUD – Copper T and Mirena®
- DMPA “DEPO” (“the shot”)
- Tubal Ligations
- Cycle Beads, Natural Cycle Rhythm, Condoms
- Plan B (Emergency Contraception)
There are several factors to consider deciding which method of birth control is best for you. Your overall health, age, frequency of sexual intercourse, the number of partners you have must all be considered before deciding upon a birth control method.
At Women’s Health Clinic, Inc., we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss your Birth Control options with you.
Birth Control Pills & Patch
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