Contraception (also known as Birth Control) is utilized to prevent pregnancy. It comes in various forms including medications, physical barriers, and sexual practices. Specific types of contraceptions include
Surgical procedures such as a vasectomy or mastectomy
The type of recommended contraceptive depends on the patient's needs. Each form of contraception has different benefits, risks, side effects, and efficacy. Work with your primary care provider to understand what contraceptive is right for you.