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  • Adiana

    Adiana — Overview covers definition, risks, what to expect during this type of female sterilization.

  • Basal body temperature for natural family planning

    Basal body temperature — Overview covers definition, steps for tracking basal temperature for fertility or contraception.

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

    Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a surgery that reduces the size of the stomach and the intestine to limit food intake and absorption.

  • Biofeedback: Using your mind to improve your health

    Biofeedback is a technique you can learn to control your body's responses, such as your heart rate. It can be helpful for a variety of health problems.

  • Blood and bone marrow donation

    Blood and bone marrow donation — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure.

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure.

  • Cervical cap

    Cervical cap — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Cervical mucus method for natural family planning

    Cervical mucus method — Overview covers definition, steps for tracking cervical mucus for fertility or contraception.

  • Combination birth control pills

    Combination birth control pills — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Contraceptive sponge

    Contraceptive sponge — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Depo-Provera (contraceptive injection)

    Depo-Provera (contraceptive injection) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Diaphragm

    Diaphragm — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Essure

    Essure — Overview covers definition, risks, what to expect during this type of female sterilization.

  • Female condom

    Female condom — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Gastric bypass surgery

    Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery. It's important to understand risks and results of gastric bypass and other types of bariatric surgery.

  • Gastric bypass surgery: What happens if I regain the weight?

    After gastric bypass surgery, diet and exercise are crucial for maintaining your weight loss.

  • Guide to types of weight-loss surgery

    Get the skinny on weight-loss surgery, including Roux-en-Y, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch.

  • Hypnosis

    Hypnosis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure.

  • Implanon (contraceptive implant)

    Implanon (contraceptive implant) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

    In a lap band procedure, a band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. Tightening the band limits how much food the stomach can hold.

  • Minipill (progestin-only birth control pill)

    Minipill (progestin-only birth control pill) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this contraceptive.

  • Mirena (hormonal IUD)

    Mirena (hormonal IUD) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Morning-after pill

    Morning-after pill — Overview covers risks, instructions for using this type of emergency birth control.

  • NuvaRing (vaginal ring)

    NuvaRing (vaginal ring) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Ortho Evra (contraceptive patch)

    Ortho Evra (contraceptive patch) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • ParaGard (copper IUD)

    ParaGard (copper IUD) — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Rhythm method for natural family planning

    Rhythm method — Overview covers definition, steps for tracking menstrual history for fertility or contraception.

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

    In this type of gastric bypass, the surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach, greatly limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

    Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing part of the stomach. The remaining section is formed into a tube. This tube can't hold as much food.

  • Spermicide

    Spermicide — Overview covers definition, risks, instructions for using this type of contraception.

  • Tubal ligation

    Tubal ligation — Overview covers definition, risks, what to expect during this type of female sterilization.

  • Tubal ligation reversal

    Tubal ligation reversal — Overview covers definition, risks, process for reversing female sterilization.

  • Vasectomy reversal: Surgery to undo a vasectomy

    Vasectomy reversal — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to restore fertility.

  • Vasectomy: An effective form of male birth control

    Vasectomy — Overview covers definition, side effects, results of this male birth control procedure.

  • Withdrawal method (coitus interruptus)

    Withdrawal method — Overview covers definition, risks and instructions for using this type of contraception.

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