Evaluate Your Knowledge: How Much Do You Really Know About Birth Control?


Photograph of a syringe and bottle

Check your knowledge about other hormonal birth control methods


Click on the five Question links to see the self-check questions. Answer each question, then click on "check answer" for each question to see the correct answer.


 Question 1

Women using the birth control shot, Depo-Provera, must get an injection every three months.


 Question 2

Even if a woman is late getting her birth control shot, she is still protected from pregnancy for at least three more months.


 Question 3

Side effects that a woman has from Depo-Provera can last for the rest of her life.


 Question 4

Women using the vaginal ring, NuvaRing, must have it inserted by a doctor or healthcare provider every month.


 Question 5

Long-acting methods like the implant or IUD cannot be removed early, even if a woman changes her mind about wanting to get pregnant.