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Updated: Feb 10

What is contraception?

Contraception is the use of artificial methods to prevent pregnancy when engaging in sexual intercourse.

What types of contraception are there?

Contraception can be broken into five main types:

You can click on any of these to find out more information.

Why is contraception important?

Contraception ​can prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Using contraceptive methods allows you and anyone you have sex with to determine when you have children, how many you want to have, and when to stop having children.

Barrier methods protect you from STIs.

Barrier methods, such as condoms and dental dams, are extremely effective in protecting you from a host of sexually transmitted infections.

Learn how to talk to your partner about using contraception.

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