Birth Control : Your Questions Answered (Q&a Health Guides)

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Birth Control : Your Questions Answered (Q&a Health Guides)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 158 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440862700
  • DDC分類 613.9

Table of Contents

Series Foreword                                    xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Guide to Health Literacy xvii
Common Misconceptions about Birth Control xxv
Questions and Answers 1 (2)
The Menstrual Cycle 3 (130)
1 How does the menstrual cycle happen each 3 (1)
month?
2 What hormones are involved in the 4 (4)
menstrual cycle?
3 Why is it so important to follow my 8 (2)
menstrual cycle in relation to my choice of
birth control?
4 My periods are so irregular. Can I still 10 (2)
get pregnant?
5 My periods are light and barely last a 12 (5)
day. Can I still get pregnant?
Birth Control Basics 17 (1)
6 How long has birth control been around? 17 (1)
7 What are the different kinds of birth 18 (3)
control?
8 Why are most birth control methods 21 (1)
targeted at women?
9 What conditions or situations would 22 (2)
prevent me from using birth control?
10 If I use birth control now, will it 24 (2)
affect any pregnancies in the future when I
decide I want to have kids?
11 Is there birth control for men only? 26 (1)
12 Do I need to worry about sexually 27 (1)
transmitted diseases if I'm on birth
control?
13 Does using birth control put me at a 28 (1)
higher risk for cancer?
14 Can I get birth control on my own, or do 29 (1)
I need an examination and prescription?
15 Is birth control covered by insurance? 30 (1)
16 Will my partner know if I'm on birth 31 (1)
control?
17 If I start using birth control, what 32 (2)
type of monitoring or follow-up do I need?
18 If I've had a baby, how soon after 34 (1)
delivery can I begin using birth control?
19 Does breastfeeding work to prevent 35 (1)
pregnancy?
20 I recently had an abortion. When can I 36 (3)
begin using birth control?
Natural (Nonhormonal) Methods 39 (1)
21 How does the abstinence method work? 39 (1)
22 Is using the "pull out" method safe? 40 (1)
23 How does the "rhythm" method work? 41 (2)
Barrier Methods 43 (1)
24 Are condoms safe and effective? 43 (1)
25 There are so many different types of 44 (2)
condoms. How do I choose the right one?
26 How does the female condom work? 46 (1)
27 How does the diaphragm work? 46 (2)
28 Can I use spermicidal creams or 48 (1)
lubricants safely as birth control?
29 What is the cervical cap, and how does 49 (4)
it work?
30 What is the contraceptive sponge, and 53 (6)
how does it work?
Contraceptive Pills 59 (1)
31 How do oral contraceptive pills work? 59 (3)
32 How do I start taking OCPs, and what 62 (3)
should I do if I miss pills?
33 Can I stop taking OCPs at any time if I 65 (3)
want to become pregnant?
34 Do I use the same pill all the time? 68 (2)
Will I ever need to change the type of pill
I use?
35 How might my periods change while I am 70 (2)
on birth control pills?
36 What do I need to look out for while I 72 (3)
am taking OCPs?
37 Are there foods or medications that 75 (2)
interfere with OCPs?
38 How does the "morning after" pill work, 77 (4)
and how often can I use it?
Long-Acting Contraception 81 (1)
39 What is the patch, and how does it work? 81 (6)
40 What is the vaginal ring, and how does 87 (5)
it work?
41 What is an IUD, and how does it work? 92 (6)
42 What is long-acting injectable birth 98 (6)
control, and how does it work?
43 What is implantable birth control, and 104 (3)
how does it work?
44 Are there any noncontraceptive benefits 107 (6)
to using hormonal contraception?
Sterilization 113 (1)
45 What is a tubal ligation, and how does 113 (7)
it work?
46 What is the Essure coil, and how does it 120 (6)
work?
47 What is a vasectomy, and how does it 126 (7)
work?
Case Studies 133 (12)
Glossary 145 (6)
Directory of Resources 151 (4)
Index 155