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Contraception

Contraception is the term used to describe the prevention of pregnancy.

Methods of contraception:

  • Barrier methods (over the counter contraceptive sponge, male condoms, femalecondoms)
  • Hormonal methods (oral contraceptives, progestin-IUD, depo-Provera, implanted hormones, hormone contraceptive vaginal ring, and hormone contraceptive patch)
  • Abstinence