July 25, 2024
Birth control

Women have taken their sexual health into their own hands and most women will use contraceptive birth control as one point or another. There are a number of birth control options available to choose from.

Don’t get immediated by the different options out there. We are here to help by giving you a breakdown of all the birth control types that can fit your lifestyle.

Different types of birth control

-Short acting birth control

Your body’s natural estrogen and progesterone levels are adjusted by hormonal contraception to prevent pregnancy. The most common methods include:

  • Birth control pills- you take everyday
  • The patch you replace every week
  • A vaginal ring you change every month
  • A shot your doctor gives you every 2-3 months

All methods mentioned above requires a prescription. The are between 95% – 99% effective at preve pregnancy.

The side effects associated with hormonal birth control can vary, especially when you are starting out.

Long term birth control

Long term birth control can be a good choice if you want an effective ,long lasting contraceptive. You have the choice of having an implant inserted into your arm or an intrauterine device (IUD) placed in your uterus.

One-time barrier contraception

The most common barrier contraceptives are :

  • Condoms
  • Sponges
  • Diaphragms
  • Cervical caps
  • Spermicides

Permanent contraception

Surgical procedures such as Tubal ligation for women, or vasectomy for men. They’re almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy and are a great option if you’re certain you don’t want to have children.

Emergency contraception

In the event you have sex without using contraception-emergency contraception can help prevent pregnancy.

Emergency contraception must not be used as your primary birth control method, rather as a backup incase something doesn’t go as planned.

Get in touch with Dr Eve Abortion Clinic on +27731761148 to get the facts about contraception.

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