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Lawrenceville GA 30046
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Health Library

Welcome to the comprehensive Health library of Maternal Gynerations. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

How Birth Control WorksC³mo funciona el control de la natalidad

How Birth Control Works

Birth control prevents pregnancy by preventing conception. Some methods prevent an egg from maturing. Some keep the sperm and egg from meeting. And some methods work in both ways.

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Preventing Ovulation

Certain hormones help prevent an egg from maturing and being released. Hormone methods include:

  • Birth control pills

  • Skin patches

  • Contraceptive vaginal rings

  • Injections

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Preventing Sperm and Egg from Meeting

Methods that prevent the sperm and egg from joining include:

  • Barrier methods, such as the condom, the diaphragm, and the cervical cap

  • Spermicide

  • The IUD (intrauterine device)

  • Sterilization

  • Natural family planning

  • Some types of hormone methods

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Date Last Modified: 2003-12-29T00:00:00-07:00


For excellent fertility, obstetrics and gynecology services, visit Maternal Gynerations in Lawrenceville or Dacula. We provide family planning consultations and gynecologic cancer screening. Call 770.513.4000 or visit our Patient Portal to view your account or schedule your consultation with us. Our patients come to us from Dacula, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Winder and Buford.

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