Birth Control Methods

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Birth Control Methods

There are several choices for birth control that one can use. Here are some of the most common or popular forms:

-Abstinence: Abstinence is choosing to abstain or not have sex. This is a 100 percent effective method.

-Condoms: Male condoms are a barrier method of birth control. The condom blocks the sperm from reaching the egg during intercourse. A condom is worn on a penis.

-Oral Birth Control: Another highly popular method. This is in pill form taken by a female that stops her eggs from being released during ovulation.

-IUD: The IUD is becoming a more popular choice. It is a highly effective device that is inserted in a woman's uterus by a doctor. The IUD causes a hormone to be released that discourages sperm from reaching the egg. Depending on the choice of IUD, one can remain in the body from 1 to 5 years or longer.

-Depo Provera: This shot is given every 3 months and contains the hormone progestin.

Diaphragm: Shaped like a cap, it is inserted in the vagina before intercourse. The diaphragm stops sperm from reaching the egg.

These are just a few of the available forms of birth control. For more information about which one is right for you, please see your doctor.



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