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>#If you have questions about or want to discuss methods of birth control, this is the place for you! Please see our sidebar for some great resources.
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>###Contraceptive Options [Guide] (http://bedsider.org/methods)
Typical Use Effective Rates:
• Male Sterilization: 99%
• Female Sterilization: 99%
• Arm Implant (if properly in place): 99%
• IUD (if properly in place): 99%
• Shot (also known as Depo): 94%
• The Ring: 91%
• The Patch: 91%
• The Pill: 91%
• Diaphragm: 88%
• Sponge (Never Given Birth): 88%
• Cervical Cap (Never Given Birth): 86%
• Male Condom: 82%
• Female Condom: 79%
• Withdrawal: 78%
• Fertility Awareness: 76% - 88%
• Sponge (Given Birth): 76%
• Spermicide: 72%
• Cervical cap (Given Birth): 71%
> *Recommended you check placement monthly.
> Effective Rates when using Two Methods
>###Looking for Experience Posts? - Consolidated Experience Post Links
>###Compare Pills / IUDs /Etc? - Chart to compare oral contraceptives - 2nd Chart to compare oral contraceptives - 3rd Chart to compare oral contraceptives - [Explanation of different types of progestin] (http://www.contraception.about.com/od/thepill/tp/ProgestinTypes.htm) - [Compare IUDs & Implants by /u/tergajakobs] (https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Brm6p9h4GKUyDSOqgn1kzQ6ZzCkAtjWdYBA8D3HDdk/edit?usp=sharing)
>###Birth Control Failure?
- How to Get EC Pills
- Copper IUD as EC
- Cheap Pregnancy Tests
- Abortion resources - Planned Parenthood - How to Find an Abortion Clinic
- If Abortion is Restricted in Your Country
>###Other Helpful Tips:
- Bleeding Side effect?
- How to Switch Methods?
- Period vs Withdrawal Bleeding on the Pill?
- Privacy on Your Parent's Health Insurance - Supportive Doctor list from /r/childfree
- In US and have problems with insurance? - Which medications mess with birth control? - Common IUD myths
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