the use of any method to prevent pregnancy
a method of birth control that blocks sperm from reaching the egg
chemicals used to kill or immobilize sperm that enter the vagina
contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
a polyurethane sheath with flexible rings on both ends which lines the inside of the vagina
a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic
a rubber cap that fits over the cervix, used with spermicide to prevent conception.
a reusable female barrier device
a birth control method in which the women is given hormones to prevent ovulation.
birth control pills
a packet of prescription hormone pills that are taken to prevent pregnancy.
a method of birth control that prevents ovulation with injections of the hormone progestin into a women's body.
the first skin patch for birth control that releases hormones weekly into the women's body.
a ring that is placed into the vagina that releases hormones into the body.
a birth taken if the women suspects that the birth control didn't work.
intrauterine device (IUD)
a device that is inserted into the women's uterus to prevent pregnancy.
natural family planning
a method used to plan when a women's fertile days are.
a surgical procedure that permanently prevents pregnancy.
a sterilization surgery in which the women's fallopian tubes are tied.
a system in which an implant is made in each fallopian tube, which causes tissue tog row over the implant and cause sterilization.
an operation in which the male's vas deferens are are blocked so sperm can't enter the penis.
the removal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.