Posted on: 19 June 2023
Birth control is, simply put, a way to prevent getting pregnant. If you are not ready to get pregnant, you need to practice safe sex and you need to do what you can to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There are options if you do happen to get pregnant, but the best thing you can do is to prevent it from happening in the first place. There are a number of birth control options to prevent unplanned pregnancy, but not all options may be right for you. Read on for information about birth control so you can choose the right option that is best for you.
The female condom is a pregnancy preventative that is inserted into the vagina and helps to block sperm from getting into the uterus. This is not a method that is completely fool-proof and some sperm can still get through, and eventually find its way to an egg to fertilize. The female condom can be more effective in combination with other methods, such as a male condom.
Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills are also not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, but they can be effective when used properly. You need to take the pills according to the schedule and you should take them at the same time every single day. You also need to remember that they can counteract with other medications such as antibiotics and certain other medications, which can result in pregnancy.
An IUD (intrauterine device) is a very small device that releases hormones into the body and helps to prevent pregnancy. It is a long-lasting birth control method that can last for a while. This device is implanted surgically into the uterus and stays there, helping to control hormone production in the body. The hormones are released into the body and help prevent semen from getting to the egg. IUDs can be removed when you are ready to get pregnant, so this is a reversible method. It can be removed when necessary and a new one can be put into its place if you are still not ready to get pregnant.
You can prevent an unplanned pregnancy using the options listed above, or you can abstain from sex until you are ready to get pregnant. Talk to your OBGYN about other methods of birth control to figure out which method is best for you and your lifestyle.
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