The four most unique birth controls are pills, patches and rings. You’ll need a prescription for them. However, they all work by stopping the release of an egg from ever getting fertilized. So it can’t become pregnant with sperm. How well this work depends on how much effort you put into using one specific method correctly. Most people don’t use any perfect technique every single time.
The Pill and IUDs are typically around 90% effective when used correctly. But if you only use them for the right amount of time, they prevent pregnancy by over 99%.
If your doctor prescribed hormonal birth control or an implantation period over other forms, ask your doctor how long will it take until these become ineffective over-usage.
Barrier Birth Control
There are many male condoms, but the most common type is latex. They’re long-lasting and may be more effective against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than “natural” or lambskin ones; they also clock in at less cost per piece!
The male and female condoms are both about 80% effective when used correctly. So on average, they prevent pregnancy 98% of the time if utilized every time you have sex. The great thing is there’s no wrong way about barrier birth control. You can explore until you know what works best for you.
There are a few non-prescription options for birth control. The sponge can be up to 84% effective when treated with spermicide and placed high in your vagina. You could also use spermicides, gels or creams that kill sperm cells independently. They’re about 70% effective. Additionally, you have other types like condoms which protect from STD’s/AIDS infections as well.
IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)
IUDs come in many different shapes and sizes. They’re small, plastic devices that a doctor or nurse will insert into your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want it! The process is simple, but there may be some discomfort with its installation inside the uterus.
The IUD is an excellent option if you want long-term protection from pregnancy. Once positioned, the copper version of these hormonal birth control instruments works by stopping sperm from fertilizing eggs. So all contact between sperms and eggs gets blocked off by movement before fertilization could take place.
Vaginal contraception is an effective method of preventing pregnancy. It is to be inserted into the vagina while having sex. The many different forms are foam, jelly tablets etc. A regular dose lasts around three days.
There’s a new non-hormonal gel introduced in the market that can keep your vagina’s acid level regular. It’s considered 90%-93% effective and requires a prescription from your doctor if you want to use this product. The acidic environment kills all sperms in the event of intercourse.
Emergency contraception is meant to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex or if you have had a breakage of your condom. It can work until 3-5 days later, but the sooner, the better. Most emergency contraceptives are “morning-after pills” which prevent fertilization in vaginal secretions. They also work to bar sperm entries into female reproductive organs. The Copper T IUD also works as emergency contraception. Women who are obese should consider using the copper T IUD as an emergency contraceptive. Research shows that these women have a higher risk of losing their pills’ effectiveness.
Birth control pills
Birth control pills largely are used to prevent pregnancy, but they can also serve as emergency contraception. You have two approaches when it comes time for this type of prevention. The first option is less effective and more likely to cause nausea. Just take one pill every day or get an injection at your doctor’s office.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using birth control. First, be sure it’s easy for you and doesn’t have any restrictions or conditions on usage. Also, make sure the method of contraception allows enough time between pregnancies. Children can then develop at an average pace before childbirth begins again.
Follow instructions – read the print on a label, so learn about them beforehand. Be careful when opening your condom wrapper. Don’t risk tearing it with scissors or teeth. They can rip easily, leading to an improper fit that won’t provide protection. Use only one size stronger than needed. They will stretch out during use but become tighter after being rolled down into their original position.”
Always keep emergency contraception in your medicine cabinet. It’s advisable to have it on hand, even if you are careful! If something goes wrong, then having an available method of birth control will ensure that there are no unwanted pregnancies.
Permanent Birth Control
Women can choose from various permanent birth control methods to ensure they do not want more children. Each option has an almost 100% success rate and will be effective immediately after surgery. Tubal ligation is a surgery that permanently blocks your tubes. You cannot then get pregnant again even if there are operations to unblock them or restore fertility in some cases.
For men, the permanent birth control option is a vasectomy. During this procedure, your doctor makes an interruption in their semen tube so that sperm can’t get into it anymore.