There are many forms of birth control and not every type is good for every woman. Learn about all the different contraception methods below and find out which one works best for you!

How To Get Pregnant After The Pill and Other Birth Control

The first step in trying to get pregnant is to stop taking the pill. ... read more »

Withdrawal "Pull Out" Method - Birth Control

The withdrawal or "pull out" method is a form of (not so great) birth control where the man withdraws his penis from the vagina just before he ejaculates in the hope that entry of the ejaculate into the vagina and cervix, and therefore eventual fertilization, will be prevented. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant If....?

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? Having sex only once? Without an orgasm? Read on and find out those looming questions: "Can I Get Pregnant If....?" ... read more »

How to Choose a Birth Control Pill

Choosing the right birth control pill can be difficult. Find out the pros and cons of different types of birth control pills. ... read more »

Forgot Your Birth Control Pills? What To Do Now!

Preparing for a vacation is often stressful, and in those last busy minutes of packing, it’s easy to forget very important items. Most things can be purchased at your destination, but when you forget to pack your birth control pills, it can have a life-changing effect. ... read more »

Male Condom - Contraception

A male condom a contraceptive device made out of a thin sheath that covers the penis during intercourse. ... read more »

Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection and TTC

The Depo-Provera contraceptive injection is a birth control medication which is injected into the muscle and works by preventing ovulation for at least three months. ... read more »

Spermicide For Birth Control

Spermicide is a form of birth control, made out of suppositories, foams, cremes, or film, that is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse. ... read more »

The Diaphragm For Birth Control

The diaphragm is a dome-shaped contraceptive device which is made of latex and inserted inside the vagina to cover the cervix during sexual intercourse. ... read more »

The Contraceptive Sponge

A contraceptive sponge is a are small, disposable sponge usually made of polyurethane foam and that is are infused with spermicides. The contraceptive sponge is placed inside the vagina and it works by blocking sperm from entering the uterus and also by absorbing and killing off the sperm. ... read more »

The Cervical Cap For Contraception

The cervical cap is a contraceptive device made out of a soft rubber barrier that covers the cervix in order to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. In addition, spermicide is added to the cap to kill any sperm that may bypass the cap. ... read more »

The Intrauterine Device (IUD)

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small birth control device that is usually made of flexible plastic which prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

Birth Control: Progesterone Only Mini Pill

Similar to the pill, the mini pill is a month-long series of progestin-only pills that must be taken every day (the regular pill has both progestin and estrogen). ... read more »

The Vaginal Ring - Birth Control

The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina once a month and releases hormones over time to prevent pregnancy. It is left in place for three weeks and taken out for the remaining week each month. ... read more »

Birth Control Patch

The Birth Control Patch is a small skin patch with the same hormones as in many birth control pills. Women can wear this patch on most parts of their skin including on the buttocks, abdomen, upper torso (except for the breasts), or the outer part of the upper arm. ... read more »

What Happens During Contraception Counseling?

During a contraception visit the doctor will examine you, check for STDs and discuss risks and benefts of contraception. ... read more »

Female Condoms

Female condoms work almost as well as male condoms to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases as long as they are used correctly. Learn all about female condoms here. ... read more »

Tips on How to Remember When to Take Your Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are a highly effective means of preventing pregnancy and maintaining a normal, patterned menstrual cycle. Taking your pills at the same time each day prevents you from missing one or more pills and, subsequently, increasing the risk of pregnancy. ... read more »

Fertility Microscope Interferences

What interferes with the results of the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Contraception and Birth Control Myths

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? Having sex only once? Without an organsm? Yes, you can! BabyMed answers these and many more myths about contraception. ... read more »

The Birth Control Pill Changes A Woman's Memory and Mind

Researchers at UC Irvine have found that women who take birth control pills appear to remember emotional events in a manner more similar to men. ... read more »

How Often Does a Vasectomy Fail?

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure on a man that makes him sterile, or unable to get a woman pregnant. Vasectomies are very effective. It has been estimated that only about 15 out of 10,000 couples get pregnant during the first year after a vasectomy. ... read more »

Female Condom for Birth Control

A female condom is made from polyurethane and used by the woman as birth control to  prevent sperm from reaching the cervix. ... read more »

Best Birth Control Options After You Have A Baby

You probably feel that there is no way that you can become pregnant again right after having a baby. You will be surprised to learn that pregnancy right after you give birth is not as farfetched as you thought. ... read more »

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment. ... read more »

The Problem of Abstinence

One of the most pressing issues facing youth today is the constant debate regarding sex education. ... read more »

Violence Against Women May Include Contraceptive Sabotage

Contraceptive sabotage is more common than many women may recognize, leading ACOG to establish guidelines and support materials for obstetricians to educate patients who may be experiencing violence at home. ... read more »

Recurrent Bladder Infections

If the urine culture is negative after treatment, but symptoms persist, additional testing to determine the cause of symptoms will likely be ordered. ... read more »

What is Lactation Amenorrhea?

Breastfeeding mothers who do not experience a normal menstrual period are considered to have lactation amenorrhea. The condition is considered a natural means of birth control. ... read more »

Effectiveness of Immediate Post-Birth IUD Insertion

Immediate birth control is a choice many women in western cultures choose to prevent pregnancy in the months and years after giving birth, but birth control pills and other similar options are not always available to women in other countries. ... read more »

Spermicide Used Alone for Contraception

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill recently completed a study review of trials reporting pregnancy rates among women using spermicide as standalone contraception. ... read more »

Twenty Percent of Teen Mothers Already Have Children

When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

I just gave birth and I'm breastfeeding. I'm wondering if I can get pregnant while breastfeeding and whether breastfeeding can be used as a contraceptive. ... read more »

Birth Control Implants for Preventing Pregnancy in Teens

Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline, but that doesn't mean teens are not getting pregnant. According to some reports, the repeat pregnancy rate for teens is somewhere near 50-percent and many repeat pregnancies are happening within one year of giving birth. ... read more »

“World’s Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions”

Pregnancy seems to be one phase of life where even strangers overstep the boundaries of privacy and ask the darnedest questions. ... read more »

Research Brings Male Contraceptive Pill a Step Closer

Scientists may be a step closer to developing a new male contraceptive. Scientists from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences found they could block two proteins that trigger sperm transport. ... read more »

300 Year-Old Fertility Statistic is Still Cited Today

One out of three women over the age of 35 will not conceive after one year of trying to conceive (TTC). While that statistic may sound about right to most people, it may not necessarily be true in the present day. ... read more »

Breastfeeding as Birth Control - Not a Good Idea

Breastfeeding is not a good birth control and it does not effectively prevent pregnancy. Once you resume sexual relations after delivery, there is a good chance you could get pregnant. ... read more »

Birth Control Pill Affects Partner's Choice

There could be a link between birth control and a woman's ability to secure and keep her selected partners. This link could lead to difficulty reproducing. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Different Forms of Contraception

The percentage of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy during the first year of typical use and the first year of perfect use of contraception and the percentage continuing use at the end of the first year in the United States. ... read more »

When Can I Get Pregnant After Stopping the Pill?

When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill? It is perfectly safe to start trying to conceive as soon as you stop the pill, but when you will conceive is a good question. ... read more »

Recession May Postpone Having a Child

Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds. ... read more »

Comparing Birth Control: The Pearl Index Method

The Pearl Index compares methods of contraception. A high Pearl index stands for a high chance of unintentionally getting pregnant while a low value represents a low chance. ... read more »

Antibiotics and Birth Control Pill

It is common to hear that antibiotics, including penicillin and ampicillin, have the potential to interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. ... read more »

Why Do Fertility Treatments Include Birth Control?

When it comes to fertility treatments, timing is extremely important. Before the addition of birth control to fertility treatment protocols, women were constantly on the clock. ... read more »