has either estrogen or progesterone, prevents ovulation, regulates cycle, helps control endometrius
Fertility awareness (standard days method)
most effective, acceptable by catholic church
Fertility awareness (Withdrawl)
no medical side effects
Fertility awareness (no method)
only acceptable if pregnancy is desired
Hormone based contraception (Triphasic pills)
Birth control pills that vary the dosages of estrogen and progestin during the men-strual cycle
Hormone based Contraception (Seasonale)
Birth control pills that reduce menstrual periods to four times a year.
Hormones based contraception (Progesterone-only pills)
Contraceptive pills that con-tain a small dose of progestin and no estrogen.
Advantages of oral contraception
Very effective. No interruption of sexual experience. Reduces PMS, menstrual cramps, and fl ow. Improves acne. May reduce migraine headaches associated with menstrual cycle fl uctua-tions. Reduced risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancer. No increased risk of stroke in healthy, nonsmoking women under age 35.