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Birth Control (Contraception) for Women

If you choose to become sexually active with a new partner, you will want to prevent pregnancy and protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

Your best choice for protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections is condoms. However, condoms are not as reliable as other methods for avoiding pregnancy.

In addition to condoms, consider using a reliable reversible method of contraception that allows you the opportunity for pregnancy in the future.

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