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 provides 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. For more information about Birth Control, go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/birth-control-methods.cfm.
- 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 Birth Control options with you.
The Morning After Pill is also called Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) or Emergency Contraceptives (ECs). ECs are intended for occasional use, representing an urgent contraceptive method that is taken after sex. The Morning After Pill prevents ovulation, fertilization and, occasionally, post-fertilization implantation of an embryo. The Morning After Pill is now available over-the-counter at most pharmacies.
Minors are required by law to see a doctor and receive a prescription for the Morning After Pill.
For more information about the Morning After Pill, go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/morning-after-pill/AN00592.
Birth Control Pills & Patch
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