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Things to Know About Birth Control
Posted Aug 24 2008 3:36pm
-- abstinence - still the only 100% effective and proven birth control
-- Barrier methods prevent the sperm from reaching the egg for fertilization
- cervical cap
-- Intrauterine device (IUD) a small device that is inserted into the uterus by a health care provider that prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus
-- Hormonal methods release hormones into a woman’s body that interfere with fertility by preventing ovulation, fertilization, or implantation.
- birth control pills
- birth control patch
- birth control injections (like Depo-Provera)
- vaginal rings (like the advertised NuvaRing)
-- sterilization by surgical procedure is often a choice some women make, also known as a tubiligation or "having your tubes done"
-- male sterilization by surgical procedure, a vasectomy
-- planning by following your ovlation cycle on the calendar and remaining abstitnent during ovulation times. This requires careful record keeping and knowing when ovulation begins and ends.
-- Essure is a different type of tubilagation in women where a coil is placed into the fallopian tubes.
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