Birth Control Methods

ola olagbemi Mon 15-Aug-22 13:08:28

1. Hormonal IUD: An effective contraceptive method. We talk about levonogestrel intrauterine devices

2. Non hormonal IUD: Non Hormonal IUD is a small plastic and copper non-hormonal device that’s put into your uterus. 

3. Implant: The Birth Control Implant. Nexplanon Implant is a hormonal subdermal contraceptive Implant that's put into the arm.

4. Contraceptive Pills: The Pill is a small tablet that coymes packaged for each month. Some people call it “oral contraception.” You take it once a day, at the same time every day. There are many different kinds of pills available, and new options are available often.

5. The Injectable: Contraceptive Injections contain hormones that are used periodically by women to prevent pregnancy. I.e Depo Provera

6. Contraceptive Patch: The Birth Control Patch is a patch that releases hormones into your body through your skin to prevent pregnancy

7. Birth Control Ring: The Birth Control Ring is a bendable insert that stays in your vagina for 3 weeks to prevent pregnancy.

8. External Condoms: Male Condoms are contraception methods are used to prevent pregnancy and STIs. 

9. Internal Condom (Female Condom): Internal condoms are vaginal contraceptive methods that are internal method types to prevent pregnancy.

10. Emergency Contraception (EC) can stop a pregnancy before it starts. (That means the EC pills are not the same as the abortion pill.

11. Sterilization: It is a procedure that closes or blocks fallopian tubes to avoid pregnancy. Both men and women have the option to have one. For men, it's called Vasectomy 

12. Cervical Cap: A cap on the cervix to keep sperm out

13. Diaphragm: A physical barrier to block incoming sperm

14. Spermicide: Kills sperm. Prevents pregnancy.

15. The sponge: The sponge is a round piece of white plastic foam. It has a dimple on one side and a nylon loop across the top. It is 5 cm across, and you insert it into your vagina before you have sex. The sponge works in two ways: it keeps sperm from getting into your uterus by blocking your cervix, and also continuously releases spermicide.

16. Fertility Awareness: Tracking your ovulation period.

17. Withdrawal: Pull out in time to prevent sperm from entering the body

18. Abstain 

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