HPV, HIV, Birth Control
FDA has information to help you make decisions about your sexual and reproductive health. Learn more your options for birth control and how to protect yourself from HPV. Get the facts on HIV testing and treatment.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact. At least 50% of people who have had sex will have HPV at some time in their lives. HPV is not a new virus. But many people don't know about it. Most people don't have any signs. HPV may go away on its own-- without causing any health problems.
- HPV Fact Sheet
- HPV Fact (Spanish) and Other Languages
- HPV Vaccine
- Improving Your Odds for Cervical Health
Every year, thousands of women are infected with HIV. Learn the facts. Teach the women in your family and community how to prevent and treat HIV.
- Women and HIV Fact Sheet
- HIV: Medicines to Help You
- FDA's HIV and AIDS page
- Food Safety for People with HIV/AIDS
The FDA regulates birth control (contraceptive) medications and devices. There are many birth control options to choose from. No one product is best for everyone. Take time to learn about the different choices available.
- Birth Control: Medicines to Help You
- Birth Control Poster
- HHS Office of Population Affairs: Natural Family Planning
- Essure Permanent Birth Control
- Barrier Devices
FDA Cautions Against Using Unapproved IUDs
- Birth control pills containing drospirenone may be associated with a higher risk for blood clots
Information about Drospirenone Birth Control Pills Labeling Updates October 2013 Plan B (0.75mg levonorgestrel) and Plan B One-Step (1.5 mg levonorgestrel) Tablets Information