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How much do you know about birth control?

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Congratulations! You know a lot about birth control. With great knowledge comes great power. Take that knowledge and use it to help you pick the right birth control for you. Whether you want a long-acting reversible contraceptive like the Nexplanon, the daily pill or the Depo shot you can visit your local health department and our staff will work with you to help keep you protected!   Find your local health department: https://southhealthdistrict.com/county-health-departments/
Uh oh! It looks like you may need a little more information about birth control. That's okay, we've got you! Your local health department can help teach you all about the different options and which would be the best fit for you. Whether it's a long-acting reversible contraceptive like the Nexplanon, the daily pill or the Depo shot our staff will work with you to help keep you protected!   Find your local health department: https://southhealthdistrict.com/county-health-departments/

#1. How often should you visit a healthcare provider to discuss your birth control and feminine health?

It is recommended that you visit your gynecologist once a year.

#2. How effective are male condoms with “typical” use when used alone as a birth control method?

A latex condom can help protect against HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. It can also be used with other types of contraception as a backup method.

#3. Which of these are considered a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive?

There are many options for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives and your healthcare provider can help you decide which is best for you.

#4. How long is Nexplanon effective?

Nexplanon has been approved by the FDA for 3 years but evidence indicates that the contraceptive effect is present for longer.

#5. TRUE OR FALSE: Birth control protects you from Sexually Transmitted Diseases

With any birth control method you should also always use a condom to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

#6. What is the only 100% effective birth control method?

Abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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