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The practice of
birth control or preventing pregnancy is as old as human existence. For centuries, humans have relied upon their imagination to avoid pregnancy. Today, the voluntary control of fertility is of paramount importance to modern society. For the individual woman, the effective ability to control when and whether she becomes pregnant affects her ability to achieve her own goals and contribute to her sense of well-being. A woman's choice of birth control method involves factors such as how easy it is to use, safety, risks, cost, and personal considerations.
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cetrorelix (injectable) (Cetrotide)
clomiphene (Clomid, Serophene)
drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (Ocella, Yasmin, Yaz)
estradiol and levonorgestrel (topical patches) (Climara Pro)
estradiol and norethindrone (Activella)
estradiol and norethindrone (topical patches) (Combipatch)
estradiol and norgestimate (Prefest)
ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel (Apri, Cesia, Cyclessa and more)
ethinyl estradiol and ethynodiol diacetate (Kelnor, Zovia 1/35, Zovia 1/50)
ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel (NuvaRing)
ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (Alesse, Aviane, Enpresse and more)
ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (extended-cycle) (Jolessa, LoSeasonique, Quasense and more)
ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin (Ortho Evra)
ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (Aranelle, Balziva, Brevicon and more)
ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (HRT) (femhrt, femhrt 1/5)
ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate (Mononessa, Ortho Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen and more)
ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel (Cryselle 28, Lo/Ovral-28, Low-Ogestrel and more)
etonogestrel (implant) (Implanon)
follicle stimulating hormone (injectable) (Follistim, Follistim AQ, Gonal-F and more)
ganirelix (Antagon, Ganirelix Acetate)
human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (injectable) (Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl)
human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, bivalent (Cervarix)
human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, quadrivalent (Gardasil)
kunecatechins (topical) (Veregen)
levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive (Next Choice, Plan B, Plan B One-Step)
levonorgestrel intrauterine system (Mirena)
lutropin alfa (Luveris)
medroxyprogesterone (injectable) (Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, Depo-SubQ Provera 104)
medroxyprogesterone (oral) (Provera)
menotropins (injectable) (Menopur, Repronex)
mestranol and norethindrone (Necon 1/50, Norinyl 1+50, Ortho-Novum 1/50)
norethindrone (Aygestin, Camila, Errin and more)
podophyllum resin (topical) (Podocon-25)
urofollitropin (Bravelle) Sexual Health Images and Slideshows
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'Female Viagra' Is Rejected by FDA Panel
'Oral Sex Is Not Sex,' Most Young Adults Say
'Placebo Effect' May Help Women's Sexual Problems
1 Million Birth Control Pill Packs Recalled
2 in 5 Women Don't Use Birth Control
A Little Gratitude Keeps Relationships Strong
Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help Erectile Dysfunction
Argument ‘Style' Can Hurt a Marriage
Benefits in Delaying Sex Until Marriage
Beware of Sexual Partners
Bill Gates's $100,000 Condom Challenge
Birth Control Pill Natazia Gets FDA Approval
Birth Control Pills Reduce Women's Sex Drive
Blood Type O Linked to Fertility Problems
Boredom Can Doom a Marriage
CDC: Little Change in Risky Teen Sex
Chlamydia Tops STDs Reported to CDC
Condom Knowledge Not Common Knowledge
Cycling Doesn't Cause Male Infertility: Study
Daily Sex May Help Men's Fertility
Debate on Link Between Stress, Infertility
Does Online Dating Make You Luckier at Love?
Drug May Boost Women's Sexual Desire
Exercise May Boost Men's Sexual Prowess
Experimental Vaccine Targets Genital Cancer
FDA Approves Addyi to Boost Women's Sex Drive
FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive, No Rx
FDA OK's Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women
FDA OKs Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive
FDA Panel Approves 5-Days-After-Sex Pill
FDA Panel OKs Truvada as First HIV-Preventive Drug
Few Sexually Active Women Get Chlamydia Test
Fewer Teens Are Having Sex
First At-Home HIV Test Nears Approval
Flame Retardant Exposure May Harm Fertility
Flirting Styles: What Type of Flirt Are You?
Gardasil HPV Vaccine Stopping Genital Warts
Gardasil Vaccine May Be Linked to 2 ALS Cases
Gene May Inspire Male Contraceptive
Genital HPV in Men
Gonorrhea Getting Harder to Treat
Herpes Drugs Don't Stop Herpes Spread
Hopeful Genital Herpes Vaccine Misses the Mark
Household Chemicals Linked to Early Puberty, Infertility
How to Know You're in Love? Brain Scans Tell All
HPV Cancer Hits 8,000 Men, 18,000 Women a Year
HPV Shot Prevents Genital Warts in Boys and Men
HPV Vaccine Gardasil for Boys?
HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK for Boys, FDA Says
HPV Vaccine Helping Lower HPV Infection in Teens
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Promiscuity in Girls
HPV Vaccine Stops Throat Cancer?
Incurable Gonorrhea Threat Forces Drug Change
Infertility: No Link to Cerebral Palsy Risk
Is HPV Running Rampant?
IUD Beats Pill at Preventing Pregnancy
IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control
IVF Babies and Major Birth Defects
IVF Babies May Have Slightly Higher Cancer Risk
IVF Pregnancies Raise Death Risk for Mothers?
IVF Success Prediction
Losing Love Has Similarities to Addiction
Male Birth Control: More Options Soon?
Marital Conflict May Not Ease Over Time
Marriage: Keep It Strong -- Even With Kids
Marriages: Which Ones Last 10 Years or More?
Medical Group: Sell the Pill Without Prescription
Men Don't Always Think About Sex
Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval
New Birth Control Pill Recall
New Cure for 4-Hour Erections?
New Policy Supports Choice for Male Circumcision
New Spin on Why Women Are Pickier in Love
New Warning for Some Birth Control Pills
Older Women Say They Want More Sex, Not Less
Oral HPV Infection More Common in Men
Oral Sex Cause of Throat Cancer Rise
Pill Is Most Popular Contraception Method
Plan B Pill for 17-Year-Olds
Pregnancy Prevention Program in Acne Drug Users
Prescribe Morning-After Pill to Teens in Advance?
Progress Toward Male Birth Control Pill?
Propecia, Proscar: New Sexual Dysfunction Warnings
Sex and the Elderly: STD Risk Often Ignored
Sex Ed Becoming Less Prevalent in Grades 6-12
Sex Problems in Men Linked to High BPA
Sex Reversal: Genetic Women Become Adult Men
Sexual Attraction: Voice Is Key
Sexual Fantasies: What's Considered Unusual?
Sexual Life Expectancy
Should Men Worry About Being Too Old to Have Kids?
Size Counts When It Comes to Sex
Smartphones Linked to Higher Rates of Teen Sex
Spouses Grow Alike as Time Passes?
STD Trichomonas May Be More Common Than Thought
STDs and Travel
Study: Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Low with Birth Control Pills
Teen Girls' Chlamydia Drives STD Rate Up
Too Few Teens Finish HPV Shot Series
Untreatable Gonorrhea a Possibility
Untreatable Gonorrhea on the Way
Voluntary Recall of Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Walnuts May Improve Sperm Quality in Healthy Men
When Do U.S. Youths Start Oral Sex, Intercourse?
Which Birth Control Methods Are Best for Teens?
Which Birth Control Pill Is Safest?
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