Birth Control

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Intrauterine Devices and Systems

Intra-uterine devices (IUDs) and intra-uterine systems (IUSs) are both forms of birth control that are placed inside the uterus by a trained health professional. It is important to remember that the IUD/IUS does NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

To find out if this birth control method is right for you, click here for an interactive quiz! 

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Condoms and Dental Dams

Condoms should be used each and every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Condoms are effective at preventing pregnancies and reducing the spread of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

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Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills help to prevent pregnancy. Talk to your health care professional to find out if this is the right option for you. It is important to remember that birth control pills do NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

To find out if this birth control method is right for you, click here for an interactive quiz! 


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The Contraceptive Patch

The contraceptive patch is worn on the skin. It is important to remember that the contraceptive patch does NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

To find out if this birth control method is right for you, click here for an interactive quiz! 

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Injectable Contraception

Injectable contraception is administered by a health care professional. It is important to remember that injectable contraception does NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

To find out if this birth control method is right for you, click here for an interactive quiz! 

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The Vaginal Contraceptive Ring

The vaginal contraceptive ring is a soft, bendable device that is inserted in the vagina monthly. It is important to remember that the vaginal contraceptive ring does NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

To find out if this birth control method is right for you, click here for an interactive quiz! 

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Emergency Contraception

There are different kinds of emergency contraception. Talk to your health care professional. It is important to remember that emergency contraception does NOT protect against sexually transmitted and blood borne infections. 

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Abstinence

Abstinence means having neither vaginal, anal, nor oral sex with your partner. Abstinence is the only way to 100% prevent pregnancy or contracting sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.

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FAQ about Birth Control

The Link has provided you with a lot of information regarding birth control and you may have more questions. Visit our FAQ about Birth Control page to view our answers to your questions.

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