Contraception: Quiz

There are many different types of contraception that vary in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, how much they cost, how easy they are to use, and whether they also protect against STIs. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the different kinds of contraception!

1. The best type of contraception to use to protect me against STDs is:

  1. Latex External (Male) Condom
  2. Hormonal Injections
  3. Birth Control Pills
  4. Diaphragm

The correct answer is: Latex External (Male) Condom.
Latex external (male) condoms are the best form of protection against STDs. Polyurethane Condoms also give some protection. Hormonal injections, diaphragms and birth control pills provide no protection against STDs.

2. Which form of contraception is most often prescribed for girls with severe menstrual cramps?

  1. Contraceptive Sponge
  2. Hormonal Implants
  3. Birth Control Pills
  4. External (male) condoms

The correct answer is: Birth Control Pills
Health care providers often prescribe birth control pills to patients with severe menstrual cramps. Hormonal implants may lessen menstrual cramps, but they are primarily used for protection against pregnancy. The contraceptive sponge and condoms do not have any other benefits except protection against pregnancy.

3. Which type of contraception does not require a prescription?

  1. Diaphragm
  2. Vaginal Hormonal Ring
  3. Birth Control Pills
  4. Internal (Female) Condom

The correct answer is: Internal (Female) Condom
You don’t need a prescription for internal (female) condoms. You can buy them in drugstores. You do need a prescription for the other three.

4. Which form of contraception usually makes acne better?

  1. Birth Control Pills
  2. Hormonal Implants
  3. Spermicide
  4. Diaphragm

The correct answer is: Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills usually improve acne. The other three options listed (hormonal implants, spermicides, and diaphragms) don’t affect acne, so they are not used as a treatment for this purpose.

5. Which of the following provides the best protection against pregnancy?

  1. Diaphragm
  2. Spermicide
  3. Male Condoms
  4. Hormonal Implants

The correct answer is: Hormonal Implants
Out of the four birth control options listed, hormonal implants provide the best protection against pregnancy, with less than 1 woman out of 100 getting pregnant after the first year. The other methods all have higher pregnancy rates.

6.Which one of the following types of contraception is permanent?

  1. Hormonal Implants
  2. Hormonal Injections
  3. Female Sterilization
  4. Intra-Uterine Device

The correct answer is: Female Sterilization
Female sterilization is the only type of contraception that is permanent. This means that once you have the procedure, you will never be able to become pregnant. It is important to know and understand the risks before being sterilized. Hormonal implants last for up to three years; each hormonal injection lasts for either one month or three months; and the intra-uterine device lasts for 10 years (copper) or 5 years (progesterone).