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Birth Control

The FDA regulates birth control (contraceptive) medications and devices. The links below from the FDA and other Agencies in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provide updated information on birth control options that have been tested for their safety and effectiveness:

Information from the FDA

Birth Control Booklet [PDF 924KB]
Birth Control Chart, [Accessible PDF 228KB]
Birth Control Poster, [PDF 322KB]

FDA Updates Labeling for Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch (Press Release, 11-10-2005)

Plan B (0.75mg levonorgestrel) Tablets Information

PREVEN™ Emergency Contraception Kit-Patient Labeling and Clinical Pharmacology [PDF]

Drugs@FDA: This site allows users to research various birth control medications

Information from Other Government Agencies

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
National Cancer Institute

HHS Office of Populations Affairs Clearinghouse: Publications on abstinence, birth control, and reproductive health issues
Department of Health and Human Services

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