Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives) Topic Guide
Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives): Birth control (contraceptive) medications contain hormones (estrogen and progesterone, or progesterone alone). The medications are available in various forms, such as pills, injections (into a muscle), topical (skin) patches.
Birth Control Types (Effectiveness and Side Effects) Many different types of birth control are available. They include:
Side effects of birth control depends upon the method chosen. Common side effects of the birth control pill (the most common form of birth control used by women in the US) include:
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