Birth Control In Today's Society

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Methods of Birth Control in Today’s Society As a young woman in the American culture, birth control is greatly recommended to those that engage in sexual intercourse. Birth control is a vast category of methods, medications, and implantations used to splice the meeting of sperm to egg. Society has accepted the idea of birth control as well as pushed it on young women engaging in sexual activity and those not prepared for a dependent. While, these methods can reduce the chances of unplanned pregnancy, birth control has many situational circumstances that are not usually proclaimed to the public nor to its specified audience. One common method of birth control is the pill. “‘The Pill’ is a pill. (How 's that for stating the obvious?) Some…show more content…
Now the shot, commonly called Depo, short for Depo-Provera, is a birth control option that lasts for a total of three months. “The shot contains progestin, a hormone that prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs. It also thickens your cervical mucus, which helps block sperm from getting to the egg in the first place” (Bedsider). As to taking the pill, every day and at the same time, the shot only requires attention every 12 to 14 weeks and you don’t have to remember to use right before sex. It is also less expensive than birth control pills (WebMD). And of the most complaints of the shot is that women are scared of needles or the feared weight gain. The next birth control is another that does require much constant attention, if any at all for a couple of…show more content…
Very unlike the pill, IUD do not require daily attention and can last anywhere from three to twelve years. This method is another that is very effective. In a study, women found that their sex life improved due to the fact that they could be more spontaneous (Planned Parenthood). While this allows you to be sexually active at any time, one can assume that this is a premium choice of birth control. There’s a catch. IUDs range in prices that can be quite teeth-clenching. That is, if one does not have adequate medical insurance, the prices range from $500 to $933. Now, while this can be disregarded if one have Medicaid or another form of medical insurance, not everyone has this

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