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Before You Use the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch

Warning for Ortho Evra Patch - the FDA has updated the label on the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch to including information regarding safety of and the chance of developing blood clots while using the contraceptive patch.

Before You Make The Essure Procedure Decision

Deciding to seek permanent birth control is a major decision. Women can choose between a tubal ligation, surgery that closes off the fallopian tubes (having your tubes tied) or Essure, a non-surgical permanent birth control procedure. If you’ve already decided that permanent sterilization is the way to go, see if the Essure procedure may be the right choice for you.

Before You Buy Condoms

When buying condoms, it's important to think about what you are going to be using them for. Though latex condoms are the most popular, widely available and least expensive of all condoms, these may not be the right choice for you. Even if they are, latex condoms are available in all types of styles, so choosing one may be difficult. Before you buy condoms, there are some important factors to think about, so use this guide to help you in buying condoms that will best suit your needs.

Before You Choose a Birth Control Method

Considerations to think about before choosing a birth control method. How to choose a birth control method that will work for you!

Before You Have Your First Depo Provera Shot

Information about the Depo Provera black box warning. Also known as the birth control shot, Depo Provera and Depo-subQ Provera 104 Injection are reversible methods of prescription birth control method. Learn important safety information about the Depo Provera shot, and its effect on bone density, bone loss, and possible osteoporosis.

Before You Choose a Birth Control Method: Consider Convenience and Ease of Use

When choosing a birth control method, people may choose a method based on convenience and ease of use. Choosing birth control methods that are easy to use and convenient to take may be an important consideration or factor when making this decision.

Before You Choose a Birth Control Method: Consider Health Factors and Side Effects

With so many contraceptive methods available and so many factors to consider, choosing a birth control method can be difficult. There are over-the-counter contraceptives as well as prescription birth control pills. Health factors and birth control side effects could limit your choice of which birth control method to use. If you have health problems or other risk factors, some birth control methods may not be a safe option for you.

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