Birth Control: Your Questions Answered (Q&A Health Guides) (Hardcover)
This book will serve as a scientifically accurate yet easy-to-read introduction to birth control for teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers will help readers to make better decisions regarding their sexual health.From barrier methods such as condoms and diaphragms to oral contraceptive pills and from hormone-based implants and injectables to permanent sterilization techniques, there are a number of ways to prevent unwanted pregnancy today. But which are the most effective, and how do you choose the method that's right for you? What about side effects and long-term implications for health, such as increased risk for cancer? Does birth control affect your chances of getting pregnant in the future? Birth Control: Your Questions Answered, a part of Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, provides clear, concise answers to these and other questions young readers may have about this sometimes embarrassing, yet very important, topic. Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet--important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.
About the Author
Paul Quinn, PhD, is director of Inpatient Women and Children's Services at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.