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Brush Up on Birth Control

I am so grateful for all the different kinds of birth control on the market. Since women have a variety of needs, we're lucky to have such an array of methods to choose from to fit all of our lifestyles. So let's see what you know about some popular forms of contraception.

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Which type of birth control is not estrogen-free?

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Implanon protects against pregnancy for how many years?

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When using a NuvaRing, sometimes it can slip out. If that happens, how many hours can it be left out of your body and still offer protection against pregnancy?

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Which type of condom is made of latex?

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Which intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) is made of copper?

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When using a diaphragm, what do you have to do after intercourse in order to prevent pregnancy?

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honeyhoney77 honeyhoney77 8 years
As for suggestions, I'm a Nuvaring user and love it! I haven't noticed any crazy side effects, and haven't gained weight. I've been on the pill (all kinds) as well as the patch (blood clot anyone?) and by far the Nuvaring is my favorite. As I've said before, it takes some getting used to, but I would recommend it about anything else.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
4/6! But gosh some of that stuff is SCARY! I can't stand the thought of leaving plastic inside my body.. let alone copper..
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
2/6 lol But i'm 16 and I'm french, so i didn't know half of the vocabulary used lol
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I guess having the Mirena IUD has made me rusty on bc knowledge...
hazeldazel hazeldazel 8 years
any recommendations for birth control for a 39 year old married woman? I was on the pill years ago (don't remember the brand) and had to stop because it was giving me migraines. My husband and I don't want to reproduce but condoms are getting old.
wayneswife wayneswife 8 years
I actually wanted to know which birth control has the lowest side effects? I just lost like 25 lbs and I don't want to gain it back. Ever since my fiancee got back from Iraq,I have came to the conclusion that I need it LOL. I am so out of touch... help LOL
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Oh man, I've run the gamut. Nuvaring came out lots (in awkward ways too), Depo gave me permaperiod (not to mention it leaches the calcium out of your body, badly), the patch gave me contact dermatitis, and all sorts of other joys. It's been Microgestin for the past 3 years, and it ain't broke!
Isista Isista 8 years
5/6 only because I have never wanted to use a diaphragm EVER. They creep me out for some reason, when you can just use a condom (and like I do, use oral contraceptives).
theclapmaster theclapmaster 8 years
Everyone should know by now that all you have to do is have sex standing up and you won't get pregnant!!!!!! Gravity prevents this, and it's more fun too ;}
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
Yeah how about no implants, copper contraptions or goo filled cups? Durex makes THE best condom on the planet and with that you KNOW what you're dealing with.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
5/6 Woo! not bad. I've never been on birth control before and I want to start, but the new gynecologist I tried sucked and didn't even give me any information. I'm going back to my old doctor again. I want to know all the facts about all the different types...not just get a quick "stupid people" lecture when I ask questions. I hate doctors sometimes. This last one gave me ONE option...pills. And offered one brand. I asked about other brands of pills but it was so hard to get info. out of him (he went around and around and never really answered my questions) that I just gave up asking about anything else. :(
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Beaner, it sucked. I've been on Depo before without that happening. I don't what was different this time. I had switched back to Depo from the Pill, and really regretted that.
Beaner Beaner 8 years
jude C - nonstop bleeding for 3 months? That stinks. Thanks for the heads up.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I finally got to switch from Depo (ugh, nightmare) back to the Pill. I'm so glad those three months of nonstop bleeding are over. Never again.
mnp mnp 8 years
5/6! Woohoo! I've had to look into other options because I start to have break through bleeding after a year. So, I've tried the majority of the birth control already.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
lema - I've used NuvaRing for 4 years. You can actually remove it before sex, rinse and replace afterwards. (I asked two doctors about this - ask yours. It's okay as long as it's been less than 3 hours.) I've had it come out during sex before too - but not any other time. Don't worry about it, if it bothers you, just remove it beforehand but *don't* forget to rinse and replace!
lemamike lemamike 8 years
Just tried the nuva ring for the first time this past came out though during sex! i guess i didnt put it in enough maybe?? I thought I put it as far as i could!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
6/6 I'm a champ! haha :D
candace87 candace87 8 years
cjmara805 cjmara805 8 years
Yay 100% It really helps to have worked at the campus health center :P On another note, the Nuvaring gets so uncomfortable if it's about to slip out! I don't usually let it get that close to coming out because I have to go adjust it! Ow!
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