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Sexual and Reproductive HealthSexual and Reproductive Health means your physical, mental, emotional and social well-being as it relates to your sexuality. This content is for anyone looking for up-to-date information about Sexual and Reproductive Health.~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_BestBet.js

Birth Control28462/28/2021 11:56:03 AM2/28/2021 11:56:03 AMProvides questions to help you decide the right birth control method for you Overview;Birth Control Methods;Choosing a Birth Control Method;Emergency Contraception;When to Call 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control1344011/22/2018 3:15:19 PM11/22/2018 3:15:19 PMBirth control methods are ​ways to help prevent pregnancy Birth Control Pill Progestin Only Pill (POP) Birth Control Patch Vaginal Contraceptive Ring Birth Control Injection STS_ListItem_850http://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx4326490http://wsphpmhapd02:1001htmlFalseaspxhttp://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health{D1C63477-538F-469E-AC0E-B86A65A673CC}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;1642
Birth Control for Teens9402/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMBirth control—without it, pregnancy can happen That's why you need birth control you can count on. There are lots of good options for birth control 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Breastfeeding as Birth Control26312/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMcan be used as a method of birth control, called the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM But three conditions must be met to ensure its effectiveness: Your baby must be 6 months of 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Spermicide for Birth Control34262/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMA spermicide is a substance that kills sperm Spermicides are available as jelly, foam, cream, suppositories, and film The active ingredient of most spermicides is a chemical called 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Diaphragm for Birth Control34252/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMDiaphragms are not widely available in Canada Buying the necessary spermicidal jelly to use with the diaphragm is difficult The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
How to Take Birth Control Pills29992/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMBirth control pills come in packs The most common type has 3 weeks of hormone pills Some packs have sugar pills for the fourth Some birth control pills are packaged so that you take 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Contraceptive Sponge for Birth Control34272/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMThe vaginal contraceptive sponge is a barrier method of birth control It contains a spermicide called nonoxynol-9. The sponge also blocks the cervix so sperm can't pass 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Hormones: The Shot9692/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMThe shot is used to prevent pregnancy You get the shot in your upper arm or rear end (buttocks The shot gives you a dose of the hormone progestin The shot is often called by its 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Hormones: The Patch9712/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMThe patch is used to prevent pregnancy It looks like a bandage and is put on the skin of your belly, rear end (buttocks), upper arm, or upper body (but not on a breast 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Hormones: The Pill9672/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMCombination pills are used to prevent pregnancy Most people call them "the pill Combination pills release a regular dose of two hormones, estrogen and progestin 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Hormones: The Ring9722/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMThe ring is used to prevent pregnancy It's a soft plastic ring that you put into your vagina It's also called the vaginal ring The ring releases a regular dose of the hormones 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Cervical Cap for Birth Control34282/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMThe cervical cap is a barrier method of birth control It is used with a spermicide You can insert the cap ahead of time or just before sex To work best, the cap should be left in 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Effectiveness Rate of Birth Control Methods34242/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMThis table compares how well different birth control methods work The column on the right shows how many women out of 100 will have an unplanned pregnancy in the first year of 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Injection1344111/22/2018 3:15:29 PM11/22/2018 3:15:29 PMuse a backup form of birth control see your health care provider right away for your sexual health clinics offer some types of birth control for no cost for those who qualify STS_ListItem_850http://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx27431010http://wsphpmhapd02:1001htmlFalseaspxhttp://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health{26CCC814-09CE-4AEB-B7C8-3ED46FD597F0}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;1642
Birth Control Patch134428/15/2019 8:56:50 PM8/15/2019 8:56:50 PMThe birth control patch is a type of hormonal birth control that you wear on your skin risk of getting a blood clot with the patch may be higher than with the birth control pill STS_ListItem_850http://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx43872510http://wsphpmhapd02:1001htmlFalseaspxhttp://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health{0D93F565-67F1-483F-8E0C-44C06A0D4E86}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;1642
Birth Control Pill1344311/22/2018 3:15:45 PM11/22/2018 3:15:45 PMany other day, use a backup form of birth control (e.g., condoms, abstinence) for 7 days as possible if your backup form of birth control fails (e.g., condom breaks) or you’ve had STS_ListItem_850http://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx115768190http://wsphpmhapd02:1001htmlFalseaspxhttp://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health{A3FEC95C-0346-4AE3-8D1B-CDD06A3B73EE}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;1642
How Birth Control Methods Prevent Pregnancy24032/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMMethod How it prevents pregnancy Hormonal Prevents ovulation Thickens mucus at the cervix so sperm cannot pass through Changes the environment of the uterus and fallopian tubes to 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Personal Stories About Choosing Birth Control Methods34302/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMChoosing the birth control method that's right for you can be complicated There are lots of things to They may be helpful as you make important health decisions about the birth 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Hormones: The Mini-Pill9702/28/2021 11:56:02 AM2/28/2021 11:56:02 AMMini-pills are used to prevent pregnancy They release a regular dose of a hormone called progestin They are different from regular combination birth control pills 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control30392/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMfull fertility to return after stopping birth control varies for each woman and depends on the birth control method she is using Your ability to get pregnant gradually decreases as 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control Pills: Missed or Skipped Periods23212/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMfor women who are taking hormone pills for birth control to have very light periods or no bleeding If you have not missed any pills, skip 1 period, yet have no other signs of early 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control: How to Use a Diaphragm26462/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMDiaphragms are not widely available in Canada Buying the necessary spermicidal jelly to use with the A diaphragm is a birth control device that blocks sperm from fertilizing an egg 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control: How to Use the Patch34192/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMpatch is a highly effective method of birth control when it is used exactly as directed The patch failure rate is the same as that of birth control pills 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Hormonal Birth Control: Risk of Blood Clots34212/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMwomen, the estrogen in combination hormonal birth control methods increases the risk of a blood A blood clot in a leg vein can travel through the circulation system and cause 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control: Myths About Sex and Pregnancy23102/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMSeveral myths about when a woman can or cannot become pregnant persist, particularly among younger people Myth Truth You can't get pregnant the first time you have vaginal 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Birth Control: Pros and Cons of Hormonal Methods34292/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMThe following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods Combination pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin) Pros Cons No 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
Extended and Continuous Use Birth Control1386111/22/2018 3:15:52 PM11/22/2018 3:15:52 PMa continuous or extended way (e.g., some birth control pills, birth control patch, and the birth control ring What if I forget or am late for my birth control STS_ListItem_850http://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx51545060http://wsphpmhapd02:1001htmlFalseaspxhttp://wsphpmhapd02:1001/HealthTopics/sexual-reproductive-health{30121DF0-DF21-4D40-89ED-ACF56642D625}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;1642
Birth Control: How to Use the Vaginal Ring34202/28/2021 11:56:05 AM2/28/2021 11:56:05 AMring is a highly effective method of birth control when it is used exactly as directed The ring failure rate is the same as that of birth control pills 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042
What to Do About Missed or Skipped Birth Control Pills23202/28/2021 11:56:04 AM2/28/2021 11:56:04 AMBirth control methods have high rates of effectiveness if they are used consistently professional's instructions on what to do if you miss or skip your birth control pills 0False~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_AllResults.js42;042

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