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Default Birth Control - 07-31-2013, 07:39 AM

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, are methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy.Planning, provision and use of birth control is called family planning. Safe sex, such as the use of male or female condoms, can also help prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections.Contraceptive use in developing countries has decreased the number of maternal deaths by 40% (about 270,000 deaths prevented in 2008) and could prevent 70% if the full demand for birth control were met.
By lengthening the time between pregnancies, birth control can improve adult women's delivery outcomes and the survival of their children In the developing world women's earnings, assets, body mass index, and their children's schooling and health all improve with greater access to contraception.The most effective methods of birth control are sterilization by means of vasectomy in males and tubal ligation in females, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraceptives. This is followed by a number of hormonal contraceptives including oral pills, patches, vaginal rings, and injections.
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