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7 Things to Consider When Choosing Birth Control

Which birth control methods are right for you?

From condoms to pills to IUDs, you have many choices when it comes to birth control, but not all methods are right for everyone. Before you settle on one form of contraception, weigh all the types of birth control and consider the facts. By asking yourself these questions and talking with your doctor, you can find the option that works best for you.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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