Contraception is the prevention of pregnancy. Contraception, or birth control, also allows couples to plan the timing of pregnancy. The choice of a particular method of birth control depends on many factors, including a woman’s overall health, age, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners, desire to have children in the future, and family history of certain diseases. Individuals should consult their health care provider to determine which method of birth control is best for them. It is also important to discuss birth control methods with your sexual partner.
General methods of contraception include:
Some types of birth control may carry serious risks for some individuals. For specific information about birth control, individuals should talk to their health care providers.
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