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HEALTH TOPICS

Contraception

Millions of Canadians use birth control, and yet more than 40% of pregnancies in Canada today are unplanned. Contraceptives will only prevent pregnancy if they’re used properly and consistently, so it’s important to know what your options are and to find the kind of birth control that works best for you.

Which contraceptive should you use?

Finding a method of birth control that fits your lifestyle is important. Do you know what your options are?

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Emergency contraception

If you forget to use birth control or your usual method has failed, emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after you've already had sex.

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Contraceptives: what about your health?

Can your chosen method of birth control improve your health or put you at risk?

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What's new in contraception?

With birth control as with other areas of health and medicine, research is ongoing to develop newer and better options. There have been some recent advances that increase your contraceptive options.

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