Importance Of Birth Control

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The healthiest and safest birth control
Birth control or contraception has been the most popular method among women for preventing unwanted pregnancy. However, the most popular option is not always the safest one. Choosing what’s best for you is probably an option best made with a doctor, who will give you a method which is the safest for you according to your health and taking into consideration the number of sexual partners, the frequency of sexual activity and the possibility of wanting a baby in the near future.
Types of birth control
Hormonal Method- this method use hormones in order to stop or regulate ovulation, which is the process when the ovary releases an egg, ready to be fertilized. This method includes skin patches, pills, vaginal
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The barrier method includes: female condoms, male condoms, cervical caps, diaphragms, spermicides and contraceptive sponges. They are all removable and they work by physically preventing the sperm from entering the uterus.
Intrauterine Method- or an IUD is a device inserted by a doctor, which is small and in the shape of T. The device is inserted into the uterus and you can have it for several years or for as long as the doctor recommended. You can always replace the device or switch to another birth control method. This method includes copper IUD and hormonal IUD.
Sterilization Method- This is a more progressive method which includes having a surgery. This means that it’s a permanent procedure which involves prevention of sperm-releasing in men and prevention of pregnancy in women. However, you have to be really sure about this procedure as it’s irreversible. This includes vasectomy, sterilization implant and tubal
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They are also extremely effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), however male condoms offer 82% effectiveness for preventing pregnancy, whereas women condoms 79% effectiveness. (Source)
Diaphragm: Is a barrier method proven to be effective, it’s a flexible cup which is inserted in your vagina and prevents the sperm from entering the uterus. It’s used with spermicide. However in order to be completely effective it should be used with spermicide and left for six hours after having intercourse, which may lead to urinary tract infections. (Source)
Sponge with spermicide: The positive thing about the sponge is that it’s an over-the-counter foam coated with spermicide and it won’t affect your hormones. However, it’s 88% effective for preventing pregnancy. (Source)
Pills- The pills are very effective in preventing pregnancy and they are also protecting from infections and pelvic inflammatory diseases and relieve menstrual cramps. However, if you are a smoker pills can cause stroke and they also carry a risk of blood clots in your legs.
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