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Can pregnancy be prevented?

No form of contraception is 100% effective but some are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy if used correctly. Different methods of contraception include: Barrier protection such as: condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps or spermicides; Hormonal methods such as oral contraceptives, injectable birth-control implants, vaginal rings, emergency contraceptive pills; Intrauterine methods - either a copper or hormonal intrauterine device (IUD), and; Sterilization - tubal ligation or vasectomy.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pre-pregnancy check-up


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