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BARRIER METHODS: CONDOMS, CAP, DIAPHRAGM, SPERMICIDES, WITHDRAWAL
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CONTRACEPTION: TIMING, CHOOSING A METHOD, ABSTINENCE, POSTPARTUM, BREAST-FEEDING
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STERILIZATION: FEMALE & MALE
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