Understanding Your Birth Control Options

By | September 25, 2019

Birth control is, in basic terms, the prevention of the fertilized egg from implanting in the woman’s uterus and starting to grow, or the prevention of a man’s sperm from arriving at and entering a woman’s egg. There are a variety of different ways to describe birth control. These terms include fertility control, birth control contraception, pregnancy prevention, and family planning.

Sexually active people can choose from an array of methods to reduce the possibility of becoming pregnant. It is best to learn about birth control as much as you can, before choosing the right method for you. You can use many forms of birth control such as the birth control patch, IUDs, birth control shots, sponge, the pill, and the birth control ring. Condoms are always a great choice and should also be used along with birth control methods to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

The birth control pill is a favorite form of birth control for women, and is often synonymous with birth control. It can be an extremely effective method for the prevention of pregnancy, but a woman must remember to take her birth control pills everyday, otherwise the effectiveness decreases.

Side effects can vary, but the most common with the birth control pill are irregular bleeding or spotting, breast tenderness, nausea, weight gain or water retention, mood changes, depression, and spotty darkening of the skin. The body adjusts to hormonal changes, the side effects usually disappear after 2-3 cycles. If your side effects are bothersome after 2-3 cycles or if heavy bleeding occurs, continue taking your pills, and call your local birth control clinic for an appointment to talk about your prescription. Some popular birth control types of the pill are Yasmin Birth Control, Camilla Birth Control, and Alesse Birth Control.

Are you ladies out there wondering if there is a form of male birth control? Currently, condoms are the only available form. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that the condom has a failure rate of about 14 percent under typical conditions, while the failure rate of the female pill is less than 1 percent. A male pill has been developed and has been proven 100 percent effective so far.

We will have to wait for the clinical results of the birth control for men study that is currently underway.

It just might become a two-person responsibility in the near future, so get ready guys! If you are in need of emergency birth control, you can always count on your local birth control clinic or drop in medical service. Asking for the emergency birth control is not as scary as you think and it can be a great option to prevent a pregnancy. If you are thinking of getting off birth control, make sure to talk to a health provider first. They are always there to answer your birth control questions and provide you with birth control facts and statistics.