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Birth Control

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Also called: Also called: Contraception

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways. These include

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

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The primary NIH organization for research on Birth Control is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Date last updated: September 29 2008
Topic last reviewed: September 25 2008