Age by Age: Which Birth Control Should You Use?

The best birth control choices for your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond (11 Photos)

Paula Spencer on Sep 17, 2010 at 1:23PM

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Age by Age: Which Birth Control Should You Use?

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To Stay Infection-Free
Women with multiple partners or who aren’t in a long-term monogamous relationship need protection from viruses and bacteria that can cause sexually transmitted diseases (think HPV, HIV, herpes, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea). Only a properly used condom (male or female) is an effective barrier against such infections, and even a condom isn’t always 100 percent effective

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