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Contraception Definitions: Contraception: Intentional prevention of pregnancy Birth control: The device or practice to decrease the risk of conceiving Family planning: The conscious decision on when to conceive or avoid pregnancy Even with birth control, a woman may still be at risk for pregnancy Nearly half of all U.S. pregnancies are unplanned Factors affecting Contraceptive Method Effectiveness Frequency of intercourse Motivation to prevent pregnancy Understanding of how to use the method Adherence to the method Provision of short- or long-term protection Probability of pregnancy for the woman Consistent use of method Religion Culture Methods of Contraception Coitus interruptus (withdrawal) Fertility awareness methods (FAMs) Rely on avoidance of intercourse during fertile periods FAMs combine charting menstrual cycle with abstinence or other contraceptive methods Natural family planning (period abstinence)
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