Category Archives: Birth Control

5 Things to Know About the Zika Virus

As Zika emerges as a danger to public health for women around the world, Planned Parenthood is providing women with two of the most critical tools to reduce pregnancy-related Zika complications: education and reproductive health care. Continue reading 5 Things to Know About the Zika Virus

National Teen Birth Rates Fall to a New Low

U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates are the lowest they’ve ever been, and more teens are using birth control and delaying sex altogether.

According to a new analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth rates for black teenagers fell by 44 percent and those for Hispanic teens fell by 51 percent in the last 10 years. The overall birth rate among American teenagers is down by 40 percent. Continue reading National Teen Birth Rates Fall to a New Low

Beyond Plan B: All About Emergency Contraception

Roughly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and one in nine women have used emergency contraception (EC) at least once in their lifetime. At some point, you or your partner may have to use emergency contraception. We get it, accidents happen, so here’s what you need to know about it.

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VIDEO: BUSTING CONDOM MYTHS


Watch our educators, Hillary and Karen, bust a few common condom myths. Enjoy safer sex during National Condom Week, and all year around by using condoms. For more information about condoms, click here.

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VIDEO: The Implant is Super Effective

The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted in your upper arm by a medical professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years, eases period cramps, and can be removed at anytime.

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VIDEO: IUD = Convenient

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small T-shaped form of birth control that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s highly effective, protects you from getting pregnant for years, and you can have it removed at anytime.

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Video: How Does Emergency Contraception Work

Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy and can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception like the copper IUD and morning-after pill stop sperm from meeting the egg.

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5 things you should know about birth control

Birth control questions…we all have them. With the variety of methods, countless brand names and unique interactions, there’s a lot to know and a lot to be confused about. Confusion is the last thing we want you to experience when it comes to birth control so we’re answering our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

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VIDEO: Find Out If The Pill is For You

The birth control pill is safe and simple to use. Not to mention, it can clear up acne and make your periods lighter. Watch this cute, short video to learn more about The Pill!

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12 Types of Birth Control

Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting. And those methods range from non-hormonal and hormonal to single use and long-lasting use.

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