Contraception Dictionary: Q - R - S
These are just the briefest of definitions of some of the available birth control options beginning with the letters Q, R and S. For more detailed descriptions see the individual page for each term.
A thin sheath made of latex rubber, polyurethane (plastic), or animal membrane that fits over a man's erect penis during intercourse (also known as condoms).
Seasonique - Extended Cycle Birth Control Pill
Seasonique is an extended cycle birth control pill that is used to prevent pregnancy. Women will have fewer periods with Seasonique – only 4 periods a year.
There are two approaches to sex education: comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only education.
Silicone-based lubricants are safe to use with condoms. Because they are water-soluble, silicone lubrications do not dry up like water-based lubricants, and they can be used in the water. Learn more about this type of lubrication as well as some silicone-based lubricants to worth considering.
Sir Richard's Condoms
There are four types of Sir Richard's Condoms available: Ultra Thin, Extra large, Pleasure Dots, Classic Ribbed plus a Collection pack. These vegan-friendly condoms are also part of a worldwide buy one, give one program.
Chemical gels, foams, creams, or suppositories that kill sperm .
Vaginal spermicides are available in several forms: spermicidal jelly, cream, foam, tablets, suppositories, sponge and film.
A disposable soft, polyurethane device that is round and coated with spermicide. It is inserted into the vagina before sexual inetrcourse.
Standard Days Method
A simple fertility awareness option where couples are instructed not to have sexual intercourse during days 8 through 19 of the woman’s menstrual cycle.
Synthetic estrogen (like ethinyl estradiol) is usually part of the formulation for many hormonal birth control methods.