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Birth Control

Human Reproduction Birth Control Review

A birth control pill taken 365 days a year Lybrel/Amethyst
A vaginal ring containing hormones Nuva Ring
The morning-after pill Plan B
A patch containing hormones Ortho Evra
A pill for women who are breastfeeding or cannot take estrogen Mini-Pill
An injectable form of hormonal contraception Depo Provera
An IUD containing hormones; good for up to 5 years Mirena/Kyleena/Skyla
A pill marketed as giving women only four periods per year Seasonale/Seasonique
A silicon tube containing hormones injected under the skin of the arm; good for 3 years Implanon/Nexplanon
A non-surgical form of sterilization Essure
A chewable form of the birth control pill Ovcon 35
A small piece of molded plastic inserted into the uterus by a physician IUD
Not engaging in sexual intercourse Abstinence
Latex sheath fitted over an erect penis Male condom
Latex cap inserted into the vagina to cover cervix before intercourse Diaphragm
Polyurethane liner fitted inside vagina Female condom
Most common spermicide used in birth control Nonoxynol-9
Vasectomy or tubal ligation Sterilization
Combined estrogen/progesterone in the form of a pill, ring, or patch Hormonal contraception
Day of ovulation determined by record keeping Natural family planning
Penis withdrawn before ejaculation Coitus interruptus
The most reliable method of birth control Abstinence
The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is capable of survival Abortion
Birth control that offers the best protection against STDs Latex condom
Abortion procedure performed during the first three months of pregnancy Uterine aspiration
Abortion procedure performed during the second trimester Dilation and evacuation
Primary action of the birth control pill Prevent ovulation
What is cut during a vasectomy Vas deferens
What is cut during a tubal ligation Uterine/Fallopian tubes
Spontaneous abortion Miscarriage
Used to regulate the number of children an individual or couple will have Contraception
An IUD that does not contain hormones Paraguard
Primary action of sterilization methods Prevent fertilization
Primary action of barrier methods Prevent fertilization
Potential new male birth control injection method still in trials Vasalgel
Created by: Miss Cote