There are many 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!
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It’s a very complex decision! Ask yourself the following questions to see if you’re ready to have a sexual relationship.
Great question! First, you and your partner will need to learn how to use condoms correctly. This begins with opening up the condom wrapper with care. Open the wrapper carefully: Be … read more
There is a slight chance you could be pregnant. You should always take a forgotten birth control pill as soon as you remember. If you miss 1 birth control pill, … read more
The progestin-only pill (POP), also called the “Mini-pill,” is a type of birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that comes in a pack of 28 pills. Instead of containing the hormones … read more
As a teenage girl or young woman, you may be starting to think about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship. There are many things that you … read more
Having a conversation about how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy should come way before sex, but sometimes it’s not discussed because one or both partners feel too … read more
The contraceptive sponge is a small, donut-shaped foam sponge that contains a spermicide called Nonoxynol-9. The contraceptive sponge is a vaginal barrier method that prevents pregnancy by keeping sperm from … read more
The female condom, also known as an “internal condom,” is a lubricated sheath worn by the female inside of her vagina during sex. The FC2 is made of nitrile (a … read more
Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe treatment to help prevent pregnancy in adolescent girls and adult women who have had unprotected sex. EC works before a women’s body ovulates, preventing … read more