Test Your Knowledge About Birth Control

  • Which of the following are birth control options for women?


    A. Hormonal methods


    B. IUDs


    C. Condoms and diaphragms


    D. Natural family planning


    E. Sterilization


    F. All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • How does birth control prevent pregnancy?


    A. Prevents sperm from getting to an egg


    B. Prevents the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs


    C. Kills sperm


    D. Changes the lining of the uterus so the egg can’t attach


    E. All of the above

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  • Which form of birth control offers the most protection against pregnancy?


    A. Birth control pills


    B. The patch


    C. IUDs


    D. Vaginal ring


    E. Condoms

    Correct Answer
  • Who should NOT use birth control pills?


    A. Women who are over age 35 and smoke


    B. Women who have heavy periods or endometriosis


    C. Women who have PMS


    D. Women who have acne

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  • Certain types of birth control pills can get rid of your period almost entirely.


    A. True


    B. False

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  • Which of the following is true about injected contraceptives (Depo-Provera).


    A. You get a shot every 3 months.


    B. You should not use it for longer than 2 years in a row.


    C. You may gain 5 to 8 pounds.


    D. You should not use it if you want to become pregnant within 2 years.


    E. You may stop menstruating altogether after a year.


    F. All of the above.

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  • Copper-releasing IUDs can stay in the uterus for up to 10 years.


    A. True


    B. False

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  • Which natural family planning method works best?


    A. Calendar (or rhythm)


    B. Cervical mucus


    C. Temperature


    D. Symptothermal Method


    E. Withdrawal (the man removes his penis from the vagina before ejaculation)

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  • You can use a diaphragm safely for 5 years.


    A. True


    B. False

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  • It's best to use emergency contraception within__ day(s) after having unprotected sex:


    A. 1


    B. 3


    C. 5


    D. None of the above

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  • Which sterilization method works the best?


    A. Male (vasectomy)


    B. Female


    C. They both work equally well

    Correct Answer