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Reproductive Health for Women

Birth Control

Evaluate your contraception needs and concerns, and choose the type that’s right for you.

Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D. | Gynecology

Given the possible side effects, consult a doctor about your health before taking birth control.

Birth control has side effects, but so does stopping it. Know what to expect.

Don’t let misinformation keep you from finding your best method of contraception.

Copper IUDs are more popular than ever, but they may come with a price.

When it comes to birth control, choose the type that's best suited to your lifestyle.

Most contraceptives work preventively, but the morning-after pill gives you more flexibility.

Options can be good but overwhelming. Here's what I found during my birth control search.

If you've thought about getting an IUD but feel a little unsure, here are some considerations.

Tubal ligation is an effective and permanent procedure that prevents pregnancy (but not STIs).

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