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As a teen, what do I need to know about birth control?

Teen males and females should be aware of the different methods of birth control that are available to them. These methods include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, patches, NuvaRing or hormone shots. All of these birth control methods have risks and benefits that should be discussed with your physician. One important thing to be aware of is that most of these methods do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

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