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How Much Do You Know About Contraception?

About half of all pregnancies are unplanned, says the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But women today have many safe and reliable choices if they want to prevent pregnancy. Birth control can be a drug, device, or method. Test your knowledge of contraception by taking this quiz.

1. Which methods of birth control needs a prescription?
2. What do male condoms offer that other forms of birth control do not?
3. Besides the condom, which is another barrier method of birth control?
4. Which type of intrauterine device (IUD) is available?
5. Which of these is a possible side effect of birth control pills?
6. How long is the vaginal ring left in place?
7. Which of these methods is called natural family planning?
8. Which of these methods of sterilization is permanent?
Online Medical Reviewer: Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
Online Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 4/1/2018