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Choose the Right Birth Control 


The Basics

Birth control (contraception) can help you prevent pregnancy until you are ready for a baby. Some types of birth control can also help protect you and your sex partner from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

How do I choose the right birth control?
There isn’t one method of birth control that’s right for everyone. Each type of birth control has pros and cons. Here are some things to think about when choosing a birth control method:

  • Do you want to have children some day? How soon?
  • Are you in good health?
  • How often do you have sex?
  • How many sex partners do you have?
  • Does the method protect against STDs?
  • How well does the method work?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • Will you be able to use it correctly every time?
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