Test your knowledge on family planning and contraceptive methods with this short quiz!
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What is the most commonly used contraceptive method
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Meeting the unmet need for modern contraception worldwide would result in 21 million fewer unplanned births and 46 million fewer abortions each year. True or false?
True. Meeting the unmet need for modern contraception worldwide would result in 21 million fewer unplanned births and 46 million fewer abortions, as well as 700,000 fewer pregancy related deaths each year, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute.
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What is the purpose of contraception?
Contraception is used to prevent unintended pregnancy. Condoms (male and female) are also used to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Condoms are the only method of contraception that have been proven to reduce the risk of getting some STDs. It is also vital to use contraception if you wish to plan a family, including planning the number and spacing of children that you have.
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Almost half of women in 57 low- to middle-income countries have no decision-making power regarding their health, contraceptive use and sex lives. True or false?
True. Almost half of women in 57 low- to middle-income countries have no decision-making power regarding their health, contraceptive use and sex lives, according to a recent report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
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In the UK, you have to be 18 years of age to buy condoms. True or False?
False. Condoms are available at any age and free of charge from contraception clinics, Brook centres, sexual health clinics and young people’s clinics. For information about how to find a clinic, visit our family planning resources page.
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How many women in developing countries with to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraception?
Globally in 2019, approximately 270 million are not using modern contraception due to unmet need.
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How many approved male contraceptive methods are there?
There are two contraceptive methods currently available for men: condoms and vasectomies.
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LARC stands for…
LARC stands for long-acting reversible contraception. These provide effective contraception for an extended period without requiring user action. They include injections, intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants.
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Condoms are the only contraceptive that can protect against sexually transmitted infections. True or false?
True. External (male) and internal (female) condoms are the only forms of birth control that also protect against sexually transmitted infections. Male condoms are 98% effective at protecting against most STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhoea. However, condoms don’t protect you from all STIs such as herpes, genital warts and syphilis which can be spread from skin-to-skin contact.
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