Contraception or birth control are methods intended to be used to to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptives work in different ways:

1. Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs such as  condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
2. Preventing the release of an egg such as birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
3. Implants inside the uterus such as intra-uterine devices. (IUD) 
4. Male of female sterilization to permanently prevent the man for ejaculating sperms of tubal sterilization to prevent the sperm from joining the egg

Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

I had a tubal ligation four years ago. I now missed my period and think I may be pregnant. Could that be? What should I do? ... read more »

All About the Birth Control Pill

Current birth control pills are more than 99-percent effective at preventing pregnancy. ... 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 »

Fertility and TTC After Birth Control

When and how to get pregnant after birth control depends on what type of birth control you were using. You can get pregnant as soon as your body is ovulating again. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning For Contraception

Information about fertility awareness helps to fulfil the broader definition of the services many family planning clinics offer. ... 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 »

Temperature or Symptothermal Method for Contraception?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A method of natural family planning that closely monitors two indicators of fertility is just as effective as oral contraception in preventing unwanted pregnancies if used correctly, European researchers report. ... 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 »

Which Contraception Works Best for You?

There are several forms of contraception including physical barriers, monthly supplements, surgical contraception, implanted devices and foams or creams. ... read more »

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 »

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 »

Vasectomy: What Is It and Why Is It Done?

After a vasectomy, sperm cannot move out the testes. Vasectomy may be recommended for men who are certain that they wish to prevent future pregnancies. ... read more »

Vasectomy Reversal Success Rate

What is the success rate of a vasectomy reversal? ... read more »

How Does a Vasectomy Reversal Work?

What is a vasectomy reversal and how does it work? ... 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 »

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 »

The Intrauterine Device (IUD)

What is an Intrauterine Device (IUD)? An Intrauterine Device or IUD is a small  device that is usually made  of flexible plastic. Some of the IUDs have added copper or hormones. Most IUDs are t-shaped thougfh in the past and in other countrfies they may have different shapes. ... read more »

Which Birth Control Is Right For Me?

This quiz will guide you and help you decide which birth control is best for you. ... read more »

The Cervical Cap For Contraception

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

Tubal Ligation or Sterilization For Contraception

After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... read more »

The Progesterone IUD Intra-Uterine Device and Contraception

Mirena is an intrauterine device system (IUD or IUS) which releases a progesterone called levonorgestrel into the uterus and prevents pregnancy. ... read more »

The Vaginal Ring - Birth Control

The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring that releases hormones over time and which a woman inserts into her vagina once a month 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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »