Prescription Birth Control Options

Prescription forms of birth control are the most common, though your options go beyond the pill. Explore the shot, IUDs, implants, and more to ensure you make the right choice for your situation.
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Lo Loestrin Fe (Norethindrone Acetate, Ethinyl Estradiol, and Ferrous Fumarate) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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An Overview on How to Get Birth Control
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Discover How Exactly a Cervical Cap Works
What Is Lo Loestrin Fe and How Is It Different from Other Pills?
Is the Birth Control Implant Right for You?
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What You Should Know About the Pill That Gives You Four Periods a Year
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How to Use Your NuvarRing Properly so It Doesn't Fall Out
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Noristerat Injection Provides 8 Weeks of Pregnancy Protection
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The 10 Most Popular Prescription-Based Birth Control Methods
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Using NuvaRing and Want to Skip a Period?
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3 Types of Birth Control Shots Available
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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Birth Control Pill
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What You Need to Know About Combined Contraceptive Injections
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Is a Diaphragm the Best Option for Me?
Progestin Only Pills
Are Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills for You?
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Spotting and Bleeding With Depo-Provera
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Must-Know Facts About Starting and Stopping Depo-Provera
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Is Yaz the Right Birth Control Option for You?
Birth control pills would be hard to access for over half a million women and girls if Planned Parenthood is defunded.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Is a Triphasic Birth Control Pill
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Is Male Birth Control on the Horizon?
Depo Provera
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Depo-Provera
What You Should Know About Getting the 'Birth Control Shot'
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9 Common Depo-Provera Side Effects
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How Depo-Privera Is Used for Birth Control Over a Year
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Why Beyaz Is Different From Birth Other Control Pills
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Will the Depo-Provera Shot Make Me Fat?
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10 Medications That Can Cause Birth Control Pill Failure
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Does the Type of Birth Control Pill You Take Matter?
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What You Should Know About the Birth Control Pill You Can Chew
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Pros and Cons of NuvaRing Birth Control
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How Natazia Birth Control Can Help With Heavy Periods
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Finding Generic Versions of Lybrel for Birth Control
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What Are Combination Birth Control Pills and How Are They Used?
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Is Progestin-Only Birth Control the Right Option for You?
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Learn How Women Can Skip Their Period Using the Ortho Evra Patch
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Tips for Using Combination Birth Control Pills
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Is It Safe to Skip Periods With Continuous Contraceptives?
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Pros and Cons of Using the Ortho Evra Patch for Birth Control
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Forgot to Take Out Your NuvaRing? Here's What You Need to Know