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Other Birth Controls

A Guide to Selecting Safe Medical Contraceptives

 

Read our article to learn about the various types of contraceptive methods, including different pills, the IUD, the patch, the shot, and more. If you have underlying conditions, make sure to take these things into account.

What Are Emergency Contraceptives?

 

Emergency contraception has been used by millions of women safely and effectively. Learn more about how the benefits of using these pills outweigh the risks.

Should You Consider the Patch?

 

Women who want "hormonal" birth control can choose a pill, patch, injection, or vaginal ring, yet not all of these options have equal risks. In fact, the Patch, Ortho Evra, is now shown to put women at greater risks than birth control pills did by exposing women to high levels of estrogen. But, how does Ortho Evra work, and why is it more dangerous than other forms of birth control?

Understanding the IUD

 

As one of the most effective forms of contraception, intrauterine devices (IUDs) have become one of the most popular birth control measures. Read our article to find out more about the IUD, its placement, and how it works.