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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? more

Emergency contraception

If you forget to use birth control or your usual method has failed, emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy up to 7 days after you've had sex. more

Contraceptives: what about your health?

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

Other forms of hormonal contraception besides "the pill"

Most people think of birth control pills when they think of hormonal contraceptives, but did you know that they come in many forms? more

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