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If you are sexually active and are not ready to become a parent, it is important to use birth
control to protect yourself from pregnancy. For men, it’s simple: Use a condom or get a vasectomy), but for women, there are a multitude of birth control options.
My video breaks down many of your options:
There are 3 main-types of birth control: Barrier Methods, Intrauterine Methods (or IUD), Hormonal Methods.Barrier methods are what we are most familiar with. These include products that block the sperm from getting to the cervix and usually include nonoxynol-9 spermicide.
Intrauterine Methods (IUD) is implanted by your gynecologist.
Hormone Methods – releases a combination of progestin and estrogen.
Multiple Delivery methods: patch, injections, implant, oral (aka “the pill”)
“Emergency contraception” Plan B and regular contraception differ. Be sure to consult you doctor.
For more information talk to your OBGYN, or visit the CDC’s contraceptive website. I’ll post the link below.
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