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Over-the-Counter Choices

Over-the-counter methods are discussed. These are birth control options that do not require a doctor’s prescription to obtain. Learn about condoms, female condoms, sponges, and spermicides. Information provided includes definitions, pros and cons, effectiveness, STD protection, and cost.
  1. Female Condom (3)
  2. Male Condoms (34)
  3. Personal lubricants (4)
  4. Spermicide (5)
  5. Today Sponge (3)

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Methods
Information about the most common forms of over-the-counter birth control. Defintion of over-the-counter contraceptives as well as descriptions of each contraceptive method falling under this category.

Effectiveness of Over-the-Couter Contraceptives
A comparison of the effectiveness of over-the-counter birth control methods. Compare how each of these contraceptives are in preventing pregnancy.

Dental Dams
Dental dams are a barrier method that can protect against HIV and other sexually STDs during oral sex and oral-anal sex. Dental dams are usually made from latex and consist of a small square or rectangle of material. Sometimes, dental dams can be hard to find and can be somewhat expensive. The good news though, is that you can easily make dental dams at home with a condom and a pair of scissors.

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