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Pregnancy Prevention

Contraception, or birth control, helps you prevent becoming pregnant until you are ready and helps you plan the number and spacing of your children.

Pregnancy Prevention - Hormonal Methods Tile

Hormonal Methods

Read about contraceptive methods that use estrogen and/or progestin to prevent pregnancy.

Non-Hormonal Methods

Non-Hormonal Methods

Learn about contraception methods that do not use hormones to prevent pregnancy.



Get information about sterilization for men and women (vasectomy, tubal ligation and tubal implant.)

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Content created by Office of Population Affairs
Content last reviewed on July 19, 2016