Fertility Control

This entry focuses on fertility control, also often known as birth control. Within this focus, there are sections examining contraception overall and some focused specifically on the morning-after pill as one type of emergency contraception. Generally, emergency contraception can be used up to five days after unprotected intercourse.


Contraception or fertility control includes both permanent and temporary methods. There are several different approaches to temporary contraception: intrauterine devices, hormonal methods, barrier methods, and fertility awareness-based methods. There are two main intrauterine device (IUD) types in use, and both must be placed by a health professional. One is a Copper T intrauterine device, a small device generally in the shape of a T. This can be left in place for up to 10 years. Failure rates ...

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