Archive for the Birth Control Methods Category

Surgical Sterilization

Surgical Sterilization

Sterilization is a procedure that makes a person incapable of reproducing. Surgical sterilization is the most common method of birth control among Americans. Surgical sterilization for a man is called vasectomy. This procedure involves cutt.. Read More

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Rhythm Methods

Rhythm Methods

Rhythm methods (also called fertility awareness or the ovulation method) depend on avoiding sexual intercourse within 4 days before egg release. Most women release an egg from an ovary about 14 days before the start of their menstrual cycle.. Read More

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Intrauterine Devices

Intrauterine Devices

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic object that is placed inside the uterus by a physician, nurse, or midwife. How an IUD works to prevent pregnancy is not known for certain. In the United States, two types of IUDs are available.. Read More

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Barrier Methods of Contraception

Barrier Methods of Contraception

Barrier methods physically block access of sperm to the uterus. They include male and female condoms; diaphragms; cervical caps; and spermicidal foams, creams, gels, and suppositories. A male condom is a thin, transparent, latex sheath t.. Read More

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Hormone Implants and Injectable Contraceptives

Hormone Implants and Injectable Contraceptives

Hormone implants are soft capsules containing the hormone progestin. The capsules are inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm by a doctor who has been trained in this procedure. For up to 5 years the capsules release a steady, low .. Read More

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Oral Contraceptives

Oral Contraceptives

The oral contraceptive, commonly called the pill, stops the ovaries from releasing eggs (ovulation) and blocks sperm from reaching an egg, or it prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus. Oral contraceptive pills co.. Read More

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