Guide: Types of Birth Control

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Choosing a type of birth control is an important part of your sexual health. Abstinence is the only 100% guaranteed pregnancy preventer, but if you decide to partake in sexual intercourse, there are many birth control options. It can get confusing, so we've put together a guide to help you find a method that's right for you. Before you make any final decisions, however, consult your doctor. A gynecological exam should take place before starting any prescription birth control or before beginning sexual intercourse. Also remember, smoking increases risks with most hormonal birth controls.


Natalie Moya | ChaCha Women's Health