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FAQs: Emergency Contraception (Emergency Birth Control)

Also available in: Spanish 

Emergency contraception, or emergency birth control, is used to help keep a woman from getting pregnant after she has had sex without using birth control or if the birth control method failed. This pa... Details >

Office on Women's Health

Female Sterilization FAQ  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

This fact sheet includes information on what female sterilization is, how sterilization works, and who can use sterilization. It also discusses advantages, disadvantages, and possible side effects of ... Details >

Family Health International  External Link

Male Condoms FAQ  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Find answers to frequently asked questions about male condoms, including what they are, how they work, and who can use them. ... Details >

Family Health International  External Link

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

Also available in: Spanish 

Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. This fact sheet describes how to use con... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10 Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy  External Link

These 10 tips can help parents maintain strong, close relationships with children and teens, and help their children pass safely into adulthood pregnancy-free. ... Details >

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy  External Link

About Birth Control: What Parents Need to Know  External Link

Kids may not feel comfortable approaching parents with questions about sexuality but let them know your views on sex and birth control. Knowing where you stand helps kids make choices that are right f... Details >

The Nemours Foundation  External Link

Abstinence  External Link

People are abstinent for many reasons, including to prevent pregnancy. Here are some of the most common questions we hear people ask about abstinence.... Details >

Planned Parenthood Federation of America  External Link

All About Condoms  External Link

Currently, condoms are the only widely available, proven method for reducing transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during intercourse. Find out how to use condoms corre... Details >

American Social Health Association  External Link

Birth Control Guide

This guide gives the basic facts about the different kinds of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Ask your doctor to tell you about all of the risks and benefits of using these produ... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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