Articles Tagged: birth control

male condomCondoms: Male Condoms

The male condom is a sheath (covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so the … read more

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hormonal implantHormonal Implants

Hormonal implants are a type of birth control in the shape of a tiny tube that is placed under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. The implant prevents pregnancy … read more

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depo-proveraDepo-Provera® Hormonal Injections 

Depo-Provera® is a female hormonal method of birth control. It’s very effective in preventing pregnancy. Depo-Provera® contains a synthetic (man-made) form of the hormone progesterone, called depo medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). … read more

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vaccineEstrogen/Progestin Hormonal Injections 

Mesigyna® (Norigynon, Mesigyna Instayect, Mesygest, and No 3 injectable Norigynon) and Cyclofem® (Lunelle, Cyclofemina, Feminena, Novafem, Lunella, and Cyclo-Provera) are two brand names of combination hormone injections. Cyclofem® and Mesigyna® … read more

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diaphragmDiaphragm

What is a (contraceptive) diaphragm and how does it work? A contraceptive diaphragm is a nonhormonal birth control method that is used to prevent pregnancy. It has a soft latex-free … read more

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spermicideSpermicides

Just like any other type of birth control, you need to use spermicides the correct way for them to be effective. Spermicides are much more effective when used with another … read more

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