|BIRTH CONTROL - GENERAL
Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) Membership association whose mission is to
educate health care professionals, public policy makers, and the public.
- Family Health International (FHI)
Provides the highest quality research, education and services in family planning, STDs/HIV
and family health to improve the health and well-being of populations worldwide.
- Birth Control Factors to consider when choosing birth control, and a list of
methods with detailed information on each.
- International Centre for Reproductive
Health Improve the acceptability, accessibility and quality of health services, with
the emphasis on reproductive health.
- Reproductive Health Gateway
A search engine on reproductive health topics, intended for reproductive health
professionals. Searches about 30 selected websites. Managed by the Johns Hopkins
University Center for Communication Programs.
- Reproductive Health Outlook
Summaries and links on topics including family planning, AIDS, reproductive tract
infections, infertility, harmful traditional practices, safe motherhood, cervical cancer,
and refugee reproductive health.
- ReproLine (Reproductive
Health Online) Provides up-to-date reproductive health information. Full-text
reference manuals and articles. [English, Français, Español, Português, Russian]
Abstinence Discussion of
the advantages and possibly drawbacks of relying on sexual abstinence as a means of
preventing pregnancy. By Dr. Hatcher of Emory University.
- Abstinence Education - The
SHARE Program The SHARE Program ( sexuality, health, and relationship education )
abstinence education - helping teens make healthy choices in their relationships
- Aim for Success A
non-profit, educational organization that promotes abstinence until marriage. Helpful
information on non-sexual date ideas, tips for parents on encouraging abstinence, press
articles and resource materials.
- Chastity and Dating The
purpose of this website is to teach chastity from the real life examples of young men and
women who have chosen chastity over abstinence.
- Choosing the
Best Abstinence based sex education program.
- Free Teens A reality-based,
abstinence-centered pregnancy prevention program used around the world.
- Just Friends Just Friends
is a safe place for youths to learn how to deal with peer pressure, abstinence and other
issues facing youth today.
- National Abstinence
Clearinghouse Promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence until
marriage. Research articles and age appropriate materials on abstinence available.
- Not Me Not Now Increases
awareness of the consequences of teenage pregnancy, introduces and promotes the concept of
abstinence as the best solution to the problem of teenage pregnancy, and promotes improved
parent-child communications about personal issues.
- Project Reality
Web abstinence based education site. An assortment of articles, editorials, programs,
products, & freebies designed to promote the healthiest lifestyle through abstinence
and character education. Also shop for books, videos, and pamphlets.
- Pure Love Alliance Abstinence
based education programs, rallies and marches, and other support for teens.
- Teen Talk:
Sex From the Dept. of Health, a page about choosing abstinence.
- Teen-Aid Promoting premarital
abstinence and character in schools, through parent teen communication, and now on the
Internet! Effective abstinence education to reinforce character and family values. Goal
setting, creative dating ideas.
- United Students for Abstinence
Provides information about and promotion of abstinence only education for teens. Partially
funded by a grant from the state of Florida, Department of Health.
|BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
Menstrual Bleeding and Birth Control Pills Answers by an experienced gynecologist to
frequently asked questions about prolonged bleeding, breakthrough spotting and delayed
menses associated with taking birth control pills.
Control Pill Information from Planned Parenthood.
Ask Alice Information on how birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy. Written in
a Q&A format.
- Oral Contraceptives
Online Information about modern oral contraceptives. Online store shipping world-wide.
Non-profit Christians for Negative Population Growth.
and the Pill Planned Parenthood Federation birth control effectiveness chart
the Sheath File... Uncommon synonyms for the word condom.
Condom Planned Parenthood guide to condoms: their advantages and disadvantages, how to
use them, and other topics.
- Female Health Company
Manufacturer of the Female Condom, a woman-controlled contraceptive barrier that protects
against STD/Pregnancy and does not interfere with pleasure.
- Instructions for
Proper Condom Use Step-by-step instructions about how to use a condom, with
illustrations. Includes information about safe vs. unsafe lubricants, links to on-line
allergy and condoms Use of, or contact with, latex condoms -- as well as cervical caps
and diaphragms -- is contraindicated for men and women with latex allergy. This web page
discusses safe alternatives.
Plus Latest news and headlines about contraceptive films, condoms, and other birth
Creams Can Cause Condom Failure Article about how using vaginal products containing
mineral oil or vegetable oil may be associated with decreased condom integrity.
- Why Condoms? Useful
articles about the reason for using condoms.
Information on the contraceptive sponge on MedicineNet.com After a four-year lapse, the
contraceptive sponge is scheduled for a comeback.
- Today Sponge -
Birth Control Sponge
Information about the Today Sponge as a method of contraception is presented as well as
some of the advantages, disadvantages, reliability, and more.
Learn about the birth control sponge (Today Sponge). Effectiveness is an important and
common concern when choosing a birth control method. Like all birth control methods, the
contraceptive sponge is more effective when you use it correctly. The sponge is more
effective for women who have never given birth.
Sponge for Birth Control
It can be inserted immediately before intercourse or up to 24 hours before. It is left in
place for 6 hours after intercourse. Sponge failure rates for women who have never
delivered vaginally range from 9% to 16%.
- Contraceptive Sponges
The contraceptive sponge is a small, donut-shaped foam sponge that contains a a spermicide
called Nonoxynol-9. It is a nonhormonal vaginal barrier method of birth control that is
fairly easy to insert. Sponges should be NOT be used during your period.
Contraception Information about emergency contraception derived from the medical
literature and a directory of clinicians willing to provide emergency contraceptives in
your area. Maintained by Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
- Emergency Contraceptive
Insertion of the Copper T IUD Fact sheet.
Contraception The morning-after pill. Planned Parenthood Federation fact sheet
includes information for prospective patients, as well as about issues related to EC.
- Emergency Contraception Detailed information about "The Morning After
Pill" and other forms of emergency contraception.
- Plan B A progestin-only
emergency contraceptive available in the U.S. ("If Plan A fails, go to Plan
|IMPLANTABLE SYNTHETIC HORMONES
Birth control -
This site lists several birth control methods, including information about progestin
implants/Implanon. Implanon is a small rod that is implanted surgically beneath the skin,
usually on the upper arm.
Synthetic Hormone Birth Control Hormonal Methods Implantable Synthetic Hormone:
Health-related information about Norplant and similar implants as methods of
- Norplant Implants fact
Health/Birth Control Implantable Synthetic Hormone, Internet links to sites on safe
sex, condoms, birth control pills, and other contraceptives.
|INJECTABLE SYNTHETIC HORMONES
Drug Information RxList - Depo-Provera Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera®
Contraceptive) acts as a contraceptive or method of birth-control (to prevent an unwanted
Information Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is used as contraception to
prevent pregnancy. It is also used to reduce pain cause by endometriosis.
(Birth Control Shot) Effectiveness, Risks, & More. Learn about the role that
Depo-Provera, the contraceptive shot, plays in birth control.
- Wikipedia It is applied in the form of an intramuscular injection. The shot
must be injected into the thigh or buttocks or deltoid four times a year (every 11 to 13
weeks) and provides pregnancy protection starting a week after the first injection.
- Depo-Provera (contraceptive
injection) - MayoClinic.com While Depo-Provera is injected deep into the muscle,
Depo-subQ Provera 104 is injected just beneath the skin. Depo-Provera and Depo-subQ
Provera 104 have similar benefits and risks. However, less long-term information is
available about the effectiveness of Depo-subQ Provera 104.
|INTRAUTERINE DEVICE - IUD
|NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
- Charting your
Fertility Patterns Explains how to chart basal body temperature for birth control or
achieving a pregnancy. Includes sample charts in various formats for home use.
Awareness Planned Parenthood fact sheet on natural family planning, including methods
relying on the calendar, body temperature, and cervical mucus.
Awareness Method Article provides women with information on how to tune in to the
natural cycles of the body in order to conceive or avoid conception.
- Hormonal Forecaster Easily
chart your fertility to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Also generate personal statistics,
forecast future moods and behaviors, and more.
- Lady Q,
Fertility Indicator Saliva Hormone Indicator. Natural alternative for family planning,
without side effects. Hand held mini microscope
- Billings Ovulation Method Natural
Family Planning Ireland N.A.O.M.I. assists women to appreciate their fertility
throughout their reproductive life.
- Reliable Natural Birth
Control A natural method with no charting or program to learn.
- Twin Cities Natural Family Planning
Center Information on Ovulation Method, human fertility cycles, and other non-chemical
approaches to family planning.
- Valley Electronics
Ovulation computers designed to help those trying to become pregnant, or not to become
pregnant, predict fertile days.
- World Organisation Ovulation Method
Billings Authentic information on the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family
planning, research papers and teaching material. Established teaching locations in over
Control - Rhythm Method The effectiveness of the rhythm method depends on how
meticulously it is practiced and is by no means a flawless method of birth control.
- Birth Control - Rhythm Method
Womens Health and Medical Information on Calendar Rhythm Method · Basal Body Temperature
- Web Womb Information
on charting fertility signs including basal body temperature to achieve pregnancy.
Downloadable Excel-format BBT chart.
About Spermicides An overview
about spermicides for contraceptive use, including foam, gel, creams and foams. Health
information and links.
Foam Foam is a vaginal spermicide which is placed into the woman's vagina using an
applicator. Fact sheet describes this birth control method and its advantages and
Contraceptive Film Fact sheet on this paper-thin sheet that contains a chemical that
Post Tubal Women Information and support for women who have had a tubal ligation.
- Eve's Tubal Ring A
contraceptive device, used in laparoscopic sterilization of ladies, as a way to achieve
permanent birth control.
Reasons Not to Get Your Tubes Tied Here you will find reasons not to get your tubes
tied (tubal ligation)if you, a partner, or friend are considering this method of birth
control. Take the time to read and see if you can deal with the emotional and physical
side effects that you may experience.
Ligation Information page by Dr. Hatcher of Emory University.
|SEE ALSO: WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH