Birth Control

Children can bring a lot of joy into your life. But family planning is an important part of maintaining your health, and the health of your kids.

Fortunately, there are a number of birth control options. This section of tips will give you information about those options that are available for men and women.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Birth Control Options
Knowledge of birth control options available to both men and women can prevent unwanted pregnancies. Although the choice of which birth control option to use rests mainly with women, the decision ideally also involves her male sexual partner. Actively shared by both partners, informed birth control choices can enable effective family planning.

   Birth Control Pills
Finding the correct hormonal balance is the key to a successful birth control pill plan. The best birth control pill will have enough hormones to prevent pregnancy, but not too much to create side effects.

   Getting a Vasectomy
Are you a male looking for a permanent form of birth control? Here's what you need to know about getting a vasectomy.