Birth Control Methods

6 Birth Control Methods Perfect for Your Lifestyle

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As women all around the world are getting aware of the importance of planned parenthood, several birth control methods have been introduced for the utmost convenience. Resulting, some women still love going for COCs (combined oral contraceptives) whereas others prefer methods like hormonal IUD device or implant the most. 

If you are one of those women who do not have much knowledge about the different birth control methods, then here is something beneficial for you. 

6 Safe Birth Control Ways to Try: 

The Outercourse Way:

Besides vaginal penetration, every sexual activity, including outercourse and abstinence, never leads to pregnancy. This is one primary reason why gynaecologists consider these methods as the best way of planned parenthood. The science behind these methods is similar. When practicing any of these (outercourse and abstinence), the semen does not enter inside the vagina; therefore, there is no scope of egg fertilization. 

Benefits: 

  1. FREE of cost method 
  2. 100% effective 
  3. No medicinal prescriptions required
  4. Immediately effective 
  5. No medical tools or objects are inserted in the body 

Contraceptive Pills 

These pills are nothing else but a balanced combination of two different hormones (estrogen and progestin). COCs are easily available in the market. No matter what brand or type you are choosing, results are similar; however, the dosage process may vary from brand to brand. It is advisable to take contraceptive pills after a gynaecologist’s recommendation only.

Benefits:

  1. Negligible pain or cramps 
  2. Affordable 
  3. Hassle-free process 
  4. Reduced menstrual pain and flow 
  5. Protects from endometrial cancer, pelvic inflammatory diseases and, ovarian cancer 

Birth Control Implant

It is one of the most preferred birth control treatments for women who do not want to conceive for a long time. The impact of the birth control implant lasts for five years at least. It is a thin rod which is inserted into a woman’s arm. This rod releases hormones that thicken the mucus layer stuck on the cervix and prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs. 

Benefits:

  1. No maintenance 
  2. Long-term results (5 years)
  3. Estrogen-free process 
  4. Effective treatment 

Birth Control Ring

It is a small flexible ring which is inserted in the vagina to release estrogen and progestin hormones to thicken the mucus layer around the cervix and to stop the ovulation process. Once the hormones start to react, the chances or woman getting pregnant reduces automatically.

As per gynaecologists all around the world, this ring is ultra-beneficial for those women who have been facing issues like- blood clots, vein inflammation, severe heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, breast cancer, and liver diseases. 

Benefits:

  1. Latex-free method 
  2. Reduces menstrual cramps
  3. Economical birth control medium 
  4. Effective solution 
  5. Regulates menstrual cycle 
  6. Prevents cysts in ovaries and breasts, if any 
  7. Avoid bone thinning and PMS (Premenstrual syndrome)
  8. Prevents infection in the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes 

IUD (Intrauterine Device) 

IUD is a T-shaped device which is inserted in the uterus, so can release hormones or copper to create a thicker layer of mucus preventing pregnancy. It is a misconception that IUD does not enter the bloodstream, but in reality, it does and helps to release progestin to stop egg fertilization process. 

Benefits:

  1. Low maintenance 
  2. Long-term solution (lasts upto 3-12 years) 
  3. Effective method 
  4. Affordable 

Barriers 

Keeping a barrier in the middle of the passage can help prevent pregnancy. These barriers may include- female or male condom, cervical cap, and diaphragm. Amid these, cervical caps & diaphragm are two methods which do not protect you against STD. To ensure so, a separate prescription is required. 

However, condoms are easily available in the market; still, people avoid it as it interrupts intercourse and foreplay, decreases sensation. 

Benefits:

  1. 98% effective results 
  2. Immediate effect 
  3. Affordable birth control solution 
  4. No hormone infused in the body 

No matter what birth control method you have decided to proceed with, undergoing medical treatment or at least consultation is advisable to prevent any side-effects at a later stage. 

The Final Word:

The above-mentioned birth control methods are only effective until you are practicing safe sex. These methods are widely adopted by women all around the world and highly recommended by gynaecologist as well. 

Still, it is advised to associate with an experienced gyne before undergoing any of the processes described above. 

To know more facts and details about birth control and other gynaecological treatments, stay tuned with us! 

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