BIRTH CONTROL METHODS
Which one is right for you?
There are many types of birth control available today and they work in different ways. A birth control method can only work if it is used correctly. It is important to learn some basic facts about each method so that you can make an informed decision as to which is best for you.
Birth control methods/devices
(other than the condom), do not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
Condoms should be used along with birth control methods to help protect you and your partner from the spread of these diseases!
A NOTE ABOUT
Emergency contraception (EC) is a method that can be used to prevent pregnancy after having
unprotected sex if:
- You think your birth control failed.
- You didn’t use contraception.
- You were forced to have sex.
Emergency contraceptive pills reduce the risk of getting pregnant from a single act
of intercourse by 89%.
- Hormonal EC prevents pregnancy
- EC should be used as soon as possible after unprotected sex…preferrably within 72 hours, but up to 120 hours (5 days).
- EC will not work if you are already pregnant.
- EC is not as effective as birth control that’s used before/during sex. If you are sexually active or planning to be, don’t use EC as your only protection against pregnancy.
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