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Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways. These include

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs - condoms, diaphragms and intrauterine devices (IUDs) work this way
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized - birth control pills work this way
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

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  1. Birth Control (National Library of Medicine)  
    Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ... to the eggs - condoms, diaphragms and intrauterine devices (IUDs) work this way Keeping the woman's ovaries from ...
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  3. Medical Uses of the Birth Control Pill (Children's Hospital Boston)  
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  4. Birth Control (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
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  6. Birth Control Methods (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
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  9. Birth Control: Medicines to Help You Easy-to-Read (Food and Drug Administration)  
    Birth Control: Medicines To Help You Introduction If you do not want to get pregnant, there are many birth control options to choose from. No one product is ...
  10. Contraception and Birth Control: Other FAQs From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Contraception and Birth Control: Other FAQs Skip sharing on social media links ... choose a method of contraception? The choice of birth control depends on many factors. Before deciding on a ...
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