Birth Control Quiz

The best method of birth control for teenagers is...

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There is no best method of birth control for any age group. The right method is the one that is chosen by each individual after consideration of a number of factors. Health care providers, partners, and parents can all provide knowledge and advice, but each individual must make her own decision. But teens and young adults should consider using condoms with every episode of sexual intercourse, including oral sex, because this age group has the highest numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Under the Affordable Care Act, health care insurers have to cover the cost of birth control methods...

It used to be one answer, but now it's the other.
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False. It is true that the original Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, mandated that health insurance plans must cover birth control methods, including emergency contraceptives. But it is also false because some religious organizations objected to this rule and the Supreme Court agreed that any organization that objects does not have to provide this coverage. Many insurers continue to cover the cost of BCMs, but some don’t. Check your insurance plan to see if you have coverage. If you are not covered by insurance and cannot afford to pay for it, many clinics and health departments provide free or discounted services and BCMs. If you chose yes, you were right of the Act's intent, but not its reality today!

After sterilization, the next most effective method of birth control is:

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The IUDs are more effective than most other forms of contraception.

Methods of emergency contraception include...

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Both. Two kinds of hormonal pills and the copper IUD are available and effective for emergency contraception.

When is a woman least likely to get pregnant?

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When using long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs). These methods include the contraceptive implants and IUDs and are the most effective methods of reversible contraception.

Which of these is not a benefit of combination birth control pills?

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Using combination hormone methods can INCREASE your risk for blood clots, and women who have had blood clots in the past should not use them. The pills protect against cancers of the uterus and ovaries, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and acne.

What is the only birth control method controlled by the woman that also protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

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Only two methods of birth control are effective against sexually transmitted infections: the male condom and the female (internal) condom.

Which method of birth control does not require partner agreement and cooperation?

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The hormonal implant does not require that the woman’s partner know about or agree to use it.

If used perfectly, which is the most effective birth control method?

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If used PERFECTLY, abstinence is the most effective and cheapest form of birth control with the fewest side effects.

Which is the most expensive method of family planning over a lifetime?

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Over the course of your lifetime, if you do not use birth control, if a woman is sexually active, she will likely become pregnant. The cost of having and raising a child is more expensive than any form of birth control. The physical process of pregnancy and childbirth also carries a higher risk to your health than any form of birth control.

Birth Control Quiz
Birth Control Quiz Score Card: 0-3
You can look over the correct answers to learn more about contraception, or you might want to read my book, The Yoni Owner's Manual of Birth Control (see books pages), or search online for reliable sources of information like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Planned Parenthood, or WebMD.
Birth Control Quiz Score Card: 4 to 6
Not too shabby, but take a good look at the answers to the questions you got wrong. Or you might want to read my book, The Yoni Owner's Manual of Birth Control (see books pages), or search online for reliable sources of information like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Planned Parenthood, or WebMD.
Birth Control Quiz Score Card: 7 to 8
Good work! Read the answers to the questions you got wrong so you understand them. Then keep up with your good awareness of the various methods of birth control.
Birth Control Quiz Score Card: 9 to 10
Great job! You really know your birth control methods. Keep up the good work by staying in touch with reliable sources of information about reproductive health.