Birth Control Options
Best Condoms and Pillls for Birth Control...
What is a Birth control...
...Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. ... The most effective methods of birth control are sterilization by means of vasectomy in males and tubal ligation in females, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and implantable birth control.
Medical definition for Birth control...
Also referred to as family planning, pregnancy prevention, fertility control, or contraception; birth controlmethods are designed either to prevent fertilization of an egg or implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. Birth control methods may be reversible or irreversible.
...Birth control is a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control, including hormonal contraception such as "the pill." Women take the pill by mouth to prevent pregnancy, and, when taken correctly, it is up to 99.9% effective
Types of Birth Control...
1. Naturl Birth control
Ovulation test kits
...The three days immediately after a positive test represent the best time to have intercourse to increase the probability of getting pregnant. Ovulation generally occurs a day or two after the LH surge.
If first morning urine is used with the test, the first day of the LH surge may not be detected. The best timeto collect the urine is between 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.. Always try to collect it at about the same time each day.
Cervical mucus examination
Tracking menstrual cycles (rhythm
2. Hormonal Birth control
- Birth control pills
- Hormonal patches
- Birth control implants
- Vaginal ring
..Hormonal options of birth control involve the use of hormones to prevent ovulation in a woman. Although oral contraceptive pills are the most widely used hormonal method, other options are available including the vaginal ring, hormone patches applied to the skin, and injections of progestin (birth control shot).
Birth Control pills...
...The type of birth control you use is a personal decision, and there are many options to choose from. If you’re a sexually active female, you may consider birth control pills.
Birth control pills, also called oral contraceptives, are medications you take by mouth to prevent pregnancy. They’re an effective method of birth control. Find out how they work and what side effects they can cause, as well as other factors to help you decide if birth control pills are a good choice for you.
Best Birth control pills...
...Birth control pills have been the leading method for preventing pregnancy in the United States since they were approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960. They’re effective, readily accessible, and inexpensive.
Birth control pills are generally considered safe for most women. While they do have some risks, newer low-dose birth control pills can reduce those risks.
Most birth control pills today are considered low-dose. This includes both combination pills (estrogen and progestin) and the minipill (progestin only).
Low-dose pills contain 10 to 30 micrograms (mcg) of the hormone estrogen. Pills that only have 10 mcg of estrogen are classified as ultra-low-dose. Estrogen is in most birth control pills, and it’s linked to an increased risk of health problems, such as blood clots and stroke.
The exception is the minipill. It’s available in only one dose that contains 35 mcg of progestin.
Birth control pills that aren’t low dose may contain up to 50 or so mcg of estrogen. These are rarely used today, as lower doses are available. By comparison, the first pill to enter the market contained 150 mcg of estrogenTrusted Source.
How birth control pills work
..The hormones estrogen and progesterone signal your body to produce eggs and prepare for pregnancy.
If a sperm doesn’t fertilize the egg, the levels of these hormones fall steeply. In response, your uterus sheds the lining that had built up. This lining is shed during your period.
Birth control pills contain either a combination of synthetic estrogen and synthetic progesterone or synthetic progesterone alone. This manmade version of progesterone is also known as progestin.
Estrogen and progestin work in different ways to prevent pregnancy. Both work to prevent the pituitary gland from producing hormones that trigger ovulation.
Progestin also thickens your cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to reach any released eggs. Progestin thins the uterine lining as well. This makes it harder for an egg to implant there if the sperm fertilizes it.
Hormonal Acne treatment...
When you sense a breakout brewing under the skin, your first instinct might be to pile on the spot treatments. However, most of the products available at the drugstore aren’t strong enough to combat the deep pimples associated with hormonal acne.
Barrier Birth control...
- Cervical caps
...Barrier options prevent fertilization of the egg by a sperm cell. These either prevent contact between egg and sperm via a physical block or kill sperm cells before they are able to fertilize an egg. Examples of physical barrier contraceptives include the diaphragm, condoms, and the cervical cap or shield.
Contraceptive sponges contain a spermicide cream to kill sperm cells, and other forms of spermicides are available as well. Spermicides may be used in combination with barrier methods for greater effectiveness.
...Looking for a way to enhance your sex life and practice safe sex? This birth control option is a plastic, pouch-like device inserted in the vagina before sex that offers clitoral stimulation. The female condom can also be inserted into the anus prior to anal sex. The female condom has flexible rings at each end that can stimulate the clitoris during vaginal sex.
Female condoms how it work..
Female condoms can be inserted up to 8 hours prior to sexual activity, and they are very simple to use. Female condoms can be inserted by a partner as part of foreplay. To insert a female condom, first apply lubricant or spermicide to the outside of the closed end. Next, squeeze the sides of the ring at the closed end and insert it into the vagina like a tampon. Push the inner ring into the vagina as far as it can go, until it reaches the cervix. The outer ring will hang about an inch from the vagina. Once the pouch is inserted, the ring at the closed end holds it in the vagina and sperm is prevented from entering the vaginal canal.
Don’t worry if you feel the condom move side to side, that is normal. You should definitely stop intercourse if the penis slips between the condom and the vagina or if the outer ring is pushed into the vagina. Once your partner has ejaculated, squeeze and twist the outer ring to keep the semen in the pouch. Gently pull the female condom out of the vagina or anus and throw it away
..Although not as popular as other birth control methods, the diaphragm is another way to prevent conception. The diaphragm is a rubber dome that is inserted into the vagina and placed over the cervix before sexual activity. When the diaphragm is in place, the opening to the uterus is blocked and the sperm is unable to join with an egg.
How is diaphragm used...
Inserting the diaphragm is not as simple as condoms, but practice makes perfect. Start by washing your hands with soap and water. Put about a tablespoon of spermicide in the cup and around the rim. Find a comfortable position and separate the lips of the vulva with one hand. With the other hand, pinch the rims of the diaphragm to fold it in half. For a firmer grip, place your index finger in the center of the fold. Push the diaphragm as far up and back into the vagina as possible. Make sure your cervix is covered and tuck the edge of the diaphragm behind the pubic bone.
The diaphragm must be left in for six hours after the last time you had sex. If you have sex more than six hours after the last time you had sex, leave it in but put more spermicide deep into the vagina. Do not leave the diaphragm in for more than 24 hours.
To remove the diaphragm, start by washing your hands with soap and water. Place a finger into your vagina and hook the rim of the diaphragm. Pull the diaphragm down and out and wash it with mild soap and warm water to prevent infection.
Glow-in-the-dark condoms, flavored condoms, studded condoms and many more provide birth control that can make your sex life safe and exciting! The male condom is a barrier method involved in preventing contact between sperm and egg. Latex male condoms are the classic methods of barrier contraception, but they can be made of natural animal membrane, polyurethane, silicone, or other synthetic material. During ejaculation, a condom is designed to catch semen, stopping it from entering the vagina.
How to Put on a condom...
Everyone who is sexually active should know how to put on a condom. If you want it to work properly, you have to know how to use it. Luckily it’s super easy! Start with the condom on the tip of the erect (hard) penis and roll it down toward the base of the penis. Make sure there is a small pouch at the condom tip so it can catch the ejaculated semen. After ejaculation, hold on to the condom at the base of the penis before removal from the vagina in order to avoid leakage. Condoms are not reusable, use one and it’s done! Keep track of the condom’s expiration date, as expired condoms should not be used.