Birth Control Quiz - Answer Key


Birth Control Quiz – Answer Key
True or False?
1. “The Pill” works by stopping the release of a mature egg and thickens the cervical mucus
to prevent pregnancy. TRUE
2. Using hormonal contraceptives can cause irregular bleeding, headaches and increased
risk of blood clots. TRUE
3. The Vaginal Ring (also known as the Nuvaring) is replaced every day. FALSE
4. Oral Contraceptives do not protect against the transmission of Sexually Transmitted
Infections (STIs). TRUE
5. An Intrauterine system (eg. Mirena, IUD) can stay in a women’s uterus for 15 years.
FALSE (Answer: Up to 5 years)
6. The emergency contraceptive pill (Plan B) can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected
sexual intercourse. TRUE (Most effective the sooner it is taken)
7. Water based lubricants can be used with condoms. TRUE
8. Wearing two condoms gives better protection than one. FALSE
9. A woman cannot get pregnant when on her period. FALSE
10. Sperm can survive for 5-7days inside a women’s body. TRUE
11. The withdrawal method is an effective form of birth control. FALSE
12. A woman cannot get pregnant if she does not orgasm. FALSE


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