People have used birth control measures for thousands of years. Today, there are a lot of safe and effective birth control methods available. If you want to choose and earn about each method that will help you to make your decision, use the list below.
Birth control pill also referred to as the pill contains hormones progestin and estrogen. It is usually prescribed by a doctor. A pill will be taken the same time every day. If you are more than thirty five years old and you smoke or you have a history of breast cancer, your doctor might advice you against the pill. This method is ninety two to ninety nine percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
Birth control shot is an injectable progestin which stops ovulation and prevents sperms from getting to the egg. It is ninety nine percent effective when used directly. The shot is taken one or every three months by the doctor. It is ideal since there is no hassle of having to remember to take it daily as it is the case with the pill.
A flexible ring that is two inches in diameter is inserted into the vagina. This ring releases hormones estrogen and progestin. The ring is placed in the vagina. You will wear it for three weeks, take it out for the week when you are on your periods and then put back a new one. It is ninety two to ninety nine percent effective at stopping pregnancy.
The patch is worn on the lower abdomen, upper body but not breasts or the buttocks. This method is prescribed by a doctor. You will put a new patch once a week for a period of three weeks. During the fourth week, you do not wear a patch so that you can have your periods. It is less effective in women who weigh more than one hundred and ninety eight pounds.
Cervical cap is similar to a diaphragm although smaller in size. It is used in the same way as the diaphragm. It is fitted over the cervix and keeps the sperm from getting in. The cap needs to be used with spermicide for extra protection. It is inserted before having sex and it can be left for twenty four hours without spermicide. It should be washed, dried and then stored after every use. Go to your doctor for proper fitting since the caps come in different sizes.