Birth Control

IUD FAQ

What’s an intrauterine device? The intrauterine device, or IUD, is a T-shaped plastic stick that’s wrapped in copper or filled with a synthetic form of

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Natural Family Planning

What’s natural family planning? The name refers to a variety of methods for predicting the fertile days during a woman’s cycle. These techniques are used

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Spermicides

Can I use spermicides alone for birth control? You can, but they’re tricky to use. For that reason, women who rely only on spermicides for

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Tubal Ligation

What’s tubal ligation? It’s an operation designed to make a woman sterile. If you’re certain that you don’t want to have any more children, you

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Teen Pregnancy

Few teenagers have the experience or resources it takes to start a family. But that doesn’t keep them from doing so. According to the National

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Condoms for Men

What’s so great about condoms? The condom, a thin rubber sheath that fits over your erect penis, traps your semen during sex and keeps you

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