On Valentine’s Day, Consider 14 key facts before choosing the birth control method that is right for you

We urge anyone thinking of partaking in all things Valentine, should they #MakeSomeLove, to consider the following 14 facts from Power to Decide before choosing the form of contraception right for them.

This Valentine’s Day, Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, compiled a list of 14 key facts regarding the full-range of birth control methods available to prevent unintended pregnancy.

The 14 facts are part of Power to Decide’s continuing efforts to provide information, access and opportunity so all young people have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant.

It is Power to Decide’s hope that these facts will help young people avoid unplanned and unintended pregnancy. According to recent data, approximately 50 percent of young women who currently do not want to have a baby are also failing to use contraception at all or in a reliable manner.

We urge anyone thinking of partaking in all things Valentine, should they #MakeSomeLove, to consider the following 14 facts from Power to Decide before choosing the form of contraception right for them.

1.    With typical use, the IUD is more than 99% effective —which is just as effective as sterilization.

2.    There are a variety of IUDs available on the U.S. market and they are not one-size-fits all.

3.    Rubber. Jimmy-hat. Love sock. Wrapper — condoms are one of the most popular forms of birth control and when used perfectly, are 98% effective.

4.    The ring might be a good option if you struggle to remember to take the pill every day or if you want a form of contraception that requires little effort.

5.    The “typical use” failure rate for the cervical cap can range from 14-29%. So if getting pregnant would be…

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