Contraception

There are a lot of contraceptions out there, and maybe only a few of them are going to suit you. This part of the site discusses all contraception types and their virtues and flaws, with real-life examples of what a reaction to your birth control looks like.

We review in detail how each of the different contraception types exerts its effect on your body and vagina, including sensations, discharge, infections, and where applicable, any beneficial effects besides preventing an unwanted pregnancy.

There is a lot that nobody tells you about birth control, so it pays to be informed. If something goes wrong, here is your resource.

Confused? Ask Aunt Vadge.

 

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