Contraception Dictionary of Birth Control Terms

Why Is It Important to Know Your Birth Control Terms?

When you decide that it is time to use contraception, you will probably want to do a little research to see what your birth control options are. Part of choosing the right contraception is understanding different birth control terms. The more information that you know, the more informed your choice will be. You can use the definitions in this contraception dictionary to learn more about birth control. Then, together with your doctor, you can decide upon a contraceptive method that works for you.

Contraception Dictionary

So, I now present you with your very own contraception dictionary...

How to Use This Contraception Dictionary

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This is your very own contraception dictionary. It is full of birth control terms and definitions. Each birth control term is arranged alphabetically -- this way, you can easily find the term that you are searching for! Under each section, there will be a list of all the words that you will find for listed under those letters. Have fun exploring definitions, photos, and the contraception and reproductive health terms that are important to understand when learning about birth control. From Abstinence to Yaz, you now have a complete contraception dictionary at your finger tips. 

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters A and B:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters A and B. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with the Letters A and B:

•Abortion
•Abortion Pill
•Abstinence
•Adiana
•Adoption
•AfterPill
•Amethyst
•Astroglide
•Beyaz
•Billings Method
•Biphasic Birth Control Pills
•Birth Control Shot
•Breastfeeding (continuous)

Birth Control Terms Beginning with the Letter C

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Birth Control Terms: Letter C. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with the Letter C

•Cervical Cap
•Coitus Interruptus
•Colpotomy
•Combination Birth Control Pills
•Combination Hormonal Contraception
•Combined Contraceptive Injection
•Conception
•Condom
•Continuous Cycle Pills
•Contraception
•Copper T 380A IUD
•Crisis Pregnancy Center
•Culdoscopy

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters D and E:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters D and E. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters D and E

•D&C (Dilation & Curettage)
•D&E (Dilation & Evacuation)
•D&X (Intact Dilation & Extraction)
•Dental Dams
•Depo Provera & Depo-subQ Provera
•Diaphragm
•Ella
•Emergency Contraception
•Essure
•Ethinyl Estradiol

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters F, G, H, I, and J:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters F-J. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, and Letter J

•Failure Rates
•Fc Female Condom
•Female Condom
•Femcon Fe
•Femcap
•Fertility Awareness Methods
•Generic Plan B One-Step
•Hormonal Contraception
•Hysterectomy
•Impanon
•Implantation
•Induction Abortion
•IUD
•Jelly Lubricant

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters K and L:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters K and L. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters K and L

•Keyhole Vasectomy
•Kimono MicroThin Condoms
•KYNG Extra Large Condoms
•Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
•Lambskin Condoms
•Laparoscopy
•Laparotomy
•LARCs
•Late Term Abortion
•Latex Condoms
•Lea's Shield
•LifeStyles Turbo Condoms
•Loestrin
•Lybrel

Birth Control Terms Beginning with the Letter M:

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Birth Control Terms: Letter M. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with the Letter M

•Machine Vacuum Aspiration Abortion
•Manual Aspiration Abortion
•Medical Abortion
 •Mirena
•Mifeprex
•Mini-Laparotomy
•Mini-Pill
•Monophasic Pills
•Monthly Contraceptive Injection
•Morning-After Pill
•My Way

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters N and O:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters N and O. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters N and O

•Natazia
•Natural Birth Control
•Natural Condom
•Natural Family Planning (NFP)
•Nexplanon
•Next Choice
•Next Choice One Dose
•Non-Latex Condoms
•Nonoxynol-9
•No-Scalpel Vasectomy
•Noristerat Injection
•NuvaRing
•Open Tubal Ligation
•Oral Contraceptives
•Ortho Evra Patch
•Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
•Over-The-Counter Birth Control
•Ovrette
•Ovulation Method

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters P and Q:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters P and Q. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters P and Q

•The Patch
•ParaGard
•Permanent Contraception
•The Pill
•Plan B
•Plan B One-Step
•Polyisoprene Condoms
•Polyurethane Condoms
•Postcoital Contraception
•Pregnancy Resource Center
•Prescription Contraception
•Progestin-Only Contraception
•Progestin-Only Pills
•Progestin Types
•Prophylactics

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters R and S:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters R and S. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters R and S

•RU486
•Rubbers
•Seasonique
•Sensis Condoms
•Sex Education
•Silicone-Based Lubricants
•Sir Richard's Condoms
•Skyla IUD
•SKYN Condoms
•Spermicide
•The Sponge
•Standard Days Method
•SYLK
•Synthetic Estrogen

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z:

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Birth Control Terms: Letters T-Z. Photo © 2015 Dawn Stacey

Birth Control Terms Beginning with Letter T, Letter U, Letter V, Letter W, Letter X, Letter Y, and Letter Z

•Take Action Pill
•Today Contraceptive Sponge
•Transvaginal Hydrolaparoscopy
•Tubal Ligation
•Vacuum Aspiration Abortion
•Vaginal Contraceptive Film (VCF)
•Vasectomy
•Wet Gellee
•Wet Naturals Beautifully Bare
•Withdrawal Bleeding
•Withdrawal Method
•Yaz

Birth Control Comparison Chart

Birth Control Comparison Chart
Birth Control Comparison Chart. Photo © Dawn Stacey

And last, but not least, here is a very helpful chart that where you can compare all of your available contraception options. See how effective each method is -- what you need to know about each birth control method. More »

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