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What is birth control?

Birth control is a broad term that encompasses all methods of contraception that help prevent pregnancy. Some of these methods are also used to help with menstrual regulation, such as difficult, painful, or irregular periods. There are various types of birth control, including IUDs, condoms, the pill, the cervical cup, the diaphragm, the sponge, the patch, the ring, and implants, among others.

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