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Contraceptive Methods


How to choose the correct contraceptive method for your patient

Contraception advice and counseling are essential aspects of reproductive health care. As health care providers it is important to be familiar with a variety of contraceptive methods.

Previous research indicates that majority of sexually active women (46%) are on the combined oral contraceptive pill. The Canadian Contraceptive Study also indicates that many women are unaware of alternative forms of contraception such as injectables or intrauterine devices.

Currently, there are many new and exciting forms of contraception available and more await approval.

Choosing a Contraceptive that's right for you.’s contraception comparison chart lets you compare birth control methods side-by-side, helping you choose the contraceptive that’s right for you.  Learn more about the options available in Canada by comparing their benefits, their disadvantages, how they work, and how effective they are at preventing pregnancy.

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