The Best Birth Control Options

 By: Amanda Johnson
Birth control is a method used by men and women to prevent pregnancy and other sexually transmitted diseases. There are a number of birth control methods. When people want to make a choice they have to consider various facts about them and the method they want to use. You have to decide which method is best for you and your partner. If you do not want a partner and want to have sex then you should use birth control methods for protection.

Whatever options you choose you have to see to the pros and cons of it. So when you make a choice you should learn and know about the various alternatives.

Pills
If you opt to take birth control pills then you should first and foremost see to your health and ask advice from the health care provider. There are different doses of hormones in different pills and they should be taken accordingly. Birth control pills not only prevent pregnancy, but they also have quite a few medical benefits. Many teen girls take the birth control pill just for its medical benefits. Birth control pills are effective in prevention of pregnancy if taken regularly and as prescribed. But the birth control pills are not effective against sexually transmitted diseases.

Condoms
The male condom is a very old method used as a birth control method. They are more than 80% effective if used properly. Though people find it as a barrier there are now different types of condoms available that gives the wearer a natural feeling. They are available at most of the drug stores. The condom is usually made of latex rubber and some people are sensitive to it. For such people there are condoms made from lamb's intestines.

The female condoms are intended for one time use. It may slip out of place if used with together with a male condom. The woman inserts the condom into her vagina before the sexual act. The condom blocks the sperm from entering the womb.

Spermidices
Spermidices are jellies, tablets forms or suppositories that a woman places in her vagina and up next to the cervix within an hour before the intercourse. This paralyzes the cervix and the sperm thus making them unable to move into the womb. They are available in drugs stores and are effective up to 80%.

The Contraceptives Patch
The Contraceptives Patch is a thick sticky piece of plastic that is worn on the buttocks or the upper part of the body. It works slowly by releasing hormones that prevent the release of eggs. The effectiveness of the patch is 99% at preventing pregnancy and is comfortable to wear. Some women may have allergy due to the glue.

The vagina ring
The vagina ring is soft and clear ring worn in the vagina. It is a combined hormonal contraceptive that have two types of hormones similar to the hormones produced by a woman's body. They prevent the woman body from releasing egg. It is 99% effective.

How to choose among the different methods?

It is best to take the advice of the health care advisor and know the facts about your body. Do you have some health problems such as blood pressure or other sickness? All these points should be taken into consideration before making a choice.
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