Contraception methods include the birth control pill, condoms, IUD, diaphragm, and many more. Learn what contraception method works best for you.

Contraception - Birth Control Guide

Read all about birth control, and the different types of contraceptive methods including the pill, condoms, IUDs, and more. ... read more »

How to Get Pregnant After Birth Control in 12 Steps

There are many open questions about getting pregnant after birth control. Read here about 12 steps of what to do. ... read more »

Myths About Contraception and Birth Control

Preconceptions and myths about contraception are frequent. ... read more »

Breastfeeding - Good Contraception

Does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy? ... read more »

Breastfeeding as Contraceptive

Does breastfeeding prevent me from getting pregnant? ... read more »

Stop the Pill or Go on Vacation

Should I stop the pill or go on vacation? ... read more »

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

Can I get pregnant while I have my period? ... read more »

IUD and TTC

When after the IUD can I conceive? ... 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 »

Fertility Charting - Who Uses It?

Who uses fertility charting? ... read more »

What do I do if I miss taking one or more birth control pill?

Below are instructions to follow if you miss one or more birth control pills. ... 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 »

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 »

Abstinence

  bstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure.  ... read more »

Contraception and the Pill Q and A

Missing the pill is a common occurrence especially with young women on the birth control pill. ... read more »

All About the Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills are now more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. ... read more »

Emergency Contraception Morning After Pill

Emergency contraception can be used when, for example, a condom breaks, after a sexual assault, or any time when unprotected sexual intercourse occurs. ... read more »

The Diaphragm For Birth Control

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

Emergency Contraception

One type of emergency contraception uses hormones that are the same type and dose as hormones used in some kinds of ordinary birth control pills and another type contains only the hormone called progestin. ... read more »

IUD and Pregnancy

Getting pregnant with an IUD in place is very rare and when it happens you should see a doctor right away to decrease the risk of complications. ... read more »

What Is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is birth control for men. It is a surgical procedure that interrupts the flow of sperm through a tube (the right and left vas deferens) and thus prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate. ... 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 »

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 »

Tubal Ligation or Sterilization - What Is It?

// // A tubal ligation is a type of permanent birth control. A tubal ligation is also known as "tying the tubes" or a "tubal sterilization." ... read more »

Plan B - One Step Emergency Contraception

Plan B One-Step' is the only emergency contraception that is just one pill.It can reduce the chance of pregnancy when taken as directed up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. ... read more »

Depo Provera Birth Control and TTC

Depo Provera is an intramuscular injection that prevents ovulation, and works reliably for at least 3 months after the shot. The average woman will ovulate about 6 to 9 months after the last shot.  ... read more »

Combined Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Emergency contraceptive pills or "morning after pills" have different names and hormones. ... read more »

Progestin Only Contraceptives

These birth control pills are also called 'minipills' because they contain no estrogen and even less progestin than is found in ordinary oral contraceptives ... read more »

Effectiveness of Emergency Contraceptives

The two different kinds of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) have a slightly different effectiveness: ... read more »

Contraception After Pregnancy

Most women will not want to get pregnant too soon after delivery, and need contraception right after brth. In addition, it's not safe to get pregnant within 18 months after having had a cesarean section. So birth control is something you will have to think about. ... read more »

What Is A Tubal Ligation

The basic principle of a tubal ligation is that it interrupts the continuity of the fallopian tubes, and thus prevents the egg from meeting the sperm. ... 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 »

Ovulation Microscope for Contraception and Birth Control

Many couples use ovulation microscopes as a contraceptive device. However, it is not good enough for contraception because ovulation can happen at unexpected times. ... 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 »

Know Birth Control Pill Side Effects

Birth control pills are one of the most effective forms of contraceptive on the market today but they come with side effects, just like other medications. ... read more »

Common Myths About the Birth Control Pill

The birth control pill has been around for decades; despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear myths about potential side effects of taking the pill. ... read more »

Will I Get Pregnant if I Have Sex In Between Two Pill Packs?

As long as you take your birth control pills regularly, there is little risk of pregnancy if you have unprotected sex while taking the inactive pills in your birth control pack. ... read more »

Tips For Safely Storing The Pill

The pill need to be stored safely to maintain integrity and efficacy. You may think throwing your bathroom cabinet or purse is the ideal, but those places could be the worst for storing the pill. ... read more »

Should I Go Off The Pill and Give My Body a Rest?

There is no medical evidence that you have to give your body a rest from birth control pills. Birth control delivers the same hormones to the body already present during normal fertility cycles. ... read more »

Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

There is an ongoing belief that the birth control pill causes cancer. But is that a myth or a fact? ... read more »

I Skipped My Birth Control Pills

The hormones in birth control pills are not stored in the body, so there is no accumulation of hormones after years of taking the pill. This means you are not more protected by taking birth control for 10 years compared to a woman who just started taking the pill. ... read more »

Pulling Out: A Fresh Look at an Old Contraceptive Method

A growing number of young women are relying on pulling out for pregnancy prevention or perhaps the growing number is of young women willing to acknowledge pulling out as their preference. ... read more »

How Many Days in a Row is it OK to Miss the Pill?

It is rarely OK to miss the birth control pill. It is common to occasionally miss one or two days of your pill in a row, but more than that may reduce the effectiveness of the pill and increase your risk of pregnancy. ... read more »

Contraception and Fertility Awareness Among Women With Solid Organ Transplants

About 300 women were telephoned for a survey based on contact information listed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All women were between 19 and 49 years of age and had received single or multiple organ transplants at the medical center. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Among Organ Transplant Women

According to researchers in Nebraska and New York, female transplant patients are not adequately informed about fertility issues, contraception and chance of pregnancy after a solid organ transplant. ... read more »

Longterm Use of Oral Contraceptives May Cause Glaucoma

Women who take contraceptives for a long time may be at greater risk for eye problems, according to new research results presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. ... read more »

Do I Need to Take a Break from the Birth Control Pill?

Many women believe they must come off the birth control pill for a period of time in order to stay healthy or avoid harmful effects, but is it true? ... read more »

Is Giving My Child the Pill Telling Her She Can Have Sex?

As with so many medical issues, sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. This can be especially distressing when deciding whether the birth control pill may be a good option for your teen daughter. There are many common myths involving teens and the pill. ... 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 »

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