Birth control is also known as contraception. It refers to the prevention of a pregnancy following sexual intercourse, and may involve physical barriers, hormonal manipulation, or surgical intervention. (Some people also include abortion and abstinence.)
Contraception can be a controversial issue in terms of politics, religion and ethics.
Articles cover the basics of birth control.
Volunteers answer your detailed one-on-one questions about birth control for free. Answers confidential.
Links to family planning choices including abstinence, condoms, diaphragm, hormonal implants, injections, IUD, tubal sterilization, the Pill, emergency contraception, vasectomy and how to choose.
Annotated collection of links to sites about contraception in general and specific contraceptive methods. From About.com.
Information to help decide which type of contraception is best for you and your partner. Includes descriptions of different methods and personal anecdotes. From King County, Washington, Health Department.
Interactive online questionnaire, supported by information about contraceptive methods, guides women or men through the decision process. From Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
Information on the currently available male and female contraceptive methods, including reference material and training tools, such as presentation graphics with trainer notes.
Objective is development of new or improved contraceptive methods that are safe, effective, acceptable, and suitable for use in the US and developing countries.
FHI works to improve reproductive health around the world by increasing the number of safe, effective, acceptable and affordable contraceptive methods to ensure that women and men achieve their desired number and spacing of children.
A review of contraceptive methods available worldwide and choosing the right method for you.
Complete descriptions of every method of birth control available in the USA, birth control comparison chart. How a woman's menstrual cycle works and when she is most likely to get pregnant.
Results from the literature and from self-experimentation on the use of testicular heating as a birth control method.
News, overviews, conditions, issues, research, and statistics.
A personally maintained site that explores virtually all methods of contraception and their pros and cons. Includes reports of personal experiences.
Information for teens covers different contraceptive methods, abstinence, and "mythical methods of birth control." Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston.
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