Let the arrival of a new family member – ‘your newborn’ – be a moment filled with love and happiness. Not one that’s abrupt and muddled in worry just because you now will have to feed an extra mouth at a time when you are somehow managing to foot the surmounting monthly expenditure bills. The solution, thus, lies in adhering to a proper family planning programme for preventing an unwanted pregnancy, in which use of contraceptive plays a very crucial role.
Since there are so many various types of contraceptive options available, which one you will choose should be decided solely by you and your partner. You may have to try several different things before you hit on the one you like most. However, it’s always advisable that you consult a doctor before you begin to use a particular type of contraceptive. It should, however, be remembered that no contraceptive offers a 100 per cent guarantee against pregnancy.
Information about Contraceptive Methods
The pills are the most popular type of contraceptive method adhered to by women. It’s quite safe. But in rare cases, the contraceptive pill is found to have chronic fallouts. This is why it’s advised to consult the doctor and get a small check-up done before taking contraceptive pills. A check up will ensure that you do not have any risk factors i.e. you are not susceptible to heart attacks. You get a pack containing 21 pills. You take one each day for three weeks, at the end of which you ‘break’ for a week. During the break, you’ll have your period.
These are sheathes that confine the sperms when a man climaxes. Using condoms significantly lessens the chance of an unwanted pregnancy. It also provides some amount of defense against sexually-transmitted infections like HIV. Normally, you will find two types of condoms in the market – for males and females. Maximum condoms are made of thin latex. But a polyurethane type is also available, which can be used by those people who are allergic to latex.
Contraceptive injections contain hormones and a used by a decent number of women around the world as a contraceptive method. When injected in a muscle (normally buttock), the drug prevents the lady from getting pregnant. But the effect of this injection lasts for only a certain span of time, after which one is required to take another jab. However, the good thing about it is that a person does not have to worry on an every day basis about use of contraceptive.
Getting a contraceptive implanted under the skin of the arm does seem to be an attractive option for quite a few women. From there, the embedded contraceptive releases a gradual stream of a female-type hormone into the bloodstream. The hormone traverses down to the ovaries and keeps them from discharging eggs. It also brings about certain insignificant anti-conception alteration in the womb lining and in the cervix. This way, the woman does not get pregnant or you can say that the chances of pregnancy are considerably reduced.
Cap or Diaphragm
The diaphragms or cap is another type of contraceptive method people adhere to for avoiding unwanted / untimely pregnancy. The diaphragms or cap are ‘domes,’ made out of fine, soft rubber. They act as an exceptional physical ‘barrier’ to the sperms. You may, however, have to use a spermicide along with the cap or diaphragms. There are two crucial types of contraceptive caps - the diaphragm and the cervical cap.