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How do Contraceptives Work?
Contraceptives are designed to prevent pregnancy in three basic ways: they either block sperm, disable sperm before they reach the uterus, or suppress ovulation. Is one strategy better than another? How does each one work? In this video, N.W. Hunter describes the mechanics behind different kinds of contraceptives.