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Sexual Health

Birth Control

Being sexually active or practicing abstinence is a personal choice. If you are sexually active or thinking about it, you may wish to consider the different birth control methods that may be right for you. It is recommended that you discuss your birth control options with a health care provider; each method has benefits and risks to consider when making a decision.

It is important to remember that most methods of birth control do not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Dual protection, by also using either male or female condoms to prevent an STI (that you or your partner may not be aware of), is recommended.

Note: For those who are sexually active and use no form of birth control 85 out of 100 women will become pregnant within one year*.

To order a pocket-size copy
of the Birth Control...
What's Right for You?

resource call Durham Health
Connection Line at
905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729

Birth Control... What's right for you?

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