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Birth Control

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Types of Birth Control (Contraceptive Methods)

Different contraception methods suit different people. The best choice is what feels right for you and your partner, and what will be most effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. 

The oral contraceptive pill, contraceptive patch, vaginal contraceptive ring, contraceptive injection, and the IUD are all effective methods of contraception that may be a good option for women. You may want to consider non-hormonal contraceptive methods or natural methods if you think that the pill, patch, ring, IUD or injection aren’t the right contraceptive choice for you.

Don’t forget about dual protection. Use a condom as well to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

S.O.S (Stay on Schedule)

In today’s fast-paced society, most people’s schedules are jammed full of meetings, events, commitments, and responsibilities. It’s not surprising that we sometimes get “off-track” with missed appointments or meetings that take longer than expected. When it comes to contraception, timing and consistency are key to effectiveness. Missing a dose or extending the use of a particular contraceptive method can have serious repercussions. Don’t panic! There may be measure you can take to reduce your risk of an unwanted pregnancy.

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