You love children and you want a girl or a boy, but not now, because you wait for the right time. There are several methods of contraception, but if you don’t know which one suits you, here are several examples for you to decide.
Contraception methods have been used since the beginning of the world. Either empirically remedies, mostly herbal, or condoms or hormonal injections, there are many methods of contraception, more or less effective. Find out what suits you before you use them.
Natural methods of contraception:
Although natural methods of contraception are the highest source of unplanned pregnancy, they are still the most widespread and used methods.
Natural method of contraception is based on avoiding sexual intercourse during your fertile period, which is really difficult, unless you have a regular menstrual cycle. This further decreases the effectiveness of this contraceptive method.
Physical methods of contraception are divided into two categories: those used by men (condoms) and those used by women (diaphragm, vaginal rings or spermicide gels).
Condoms are the most common form of birth control and most used. Often, condoms are not appreciated because it may disturb the couple. But are recommended for sexually active persons who lack a stable partner, using condoms is the best protection.
Barrier contraceptive methods for women have fewer side effects and are easy to use, but unfortunately not very effective, there are higher chances of unwanted pregnancies. A plus is the fact that some of them protects you from sexually transmitted diseases, unlike oral contraceptives (pills).
There are certain injectable hormonal preparations with contraceptive function. Hormonal injections are made every 3 months in the arm. Therefore, hormonal contraceptives prevent sperm to fertilize the egg. Not neglecting the fact that, a high amount of hormones injected into the body presents a disadvantage for you. The body may have some hormonal disorders such as breast pain or menstrual disturbance.
Birth control pills are taken by women orally. They may contain both female sex hormones (estrogen) and male (progesterone), or only the latter. Extra dose of hormones will inhibit ovulation, and can prevent a possible pregnancy.
This method of contraception is widely used by couples, because it reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. However, this method also has its negative sides even for those with a stable sexual relationship. The risk of pregnancy increases if you forget to take just one pill from the blister. In addition, every few months is recommended for the body to interrupt the treatment, which is why you must seek other means of contraception.
The next day pill:
This is an emergency contraceptive method, it contains a large number of hormones. This is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Despite this, the next day pill can be taken up to two times per year, with a break of 6 months. It has efficiency of about 90% and due to high concentration of hormones has several side effects such as headaches, abdominal pain, dizziness and more.