Seven Birth Control Options for Women
Here are some birth control options that will allow you to live freely without having to wait for your period every month.
Birth control refers to the act of preventing pregnancy, whereas birth control methods refer to the pills, procedures, or practices used to do so.
Progestin or a mixture of progestin and estrogen is found in birth control pills.
(To avoid confusion, keep in mind that these are hormones that occur naturally in the body, but progestin is a synthetic version of one of them.)
Progestin thickens cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to swim and meet and greet an egg, as well as preventing ovulation.
We all know that no ovulation equals no eggs, and no eggs equals no pregnancy, right?
Estrogen is a hormone that regulates and predicts menstrual bleeding.
Let’s take a look at some of the birth control options available in your area, in no particular order.
Isn’t it true that everyone knows or has heard of birth control pills? They are divided into two types: combined and progestin-only.
The former is utilized more frequently than the latter. Both estrogen and progestin are found in COCs. Progestin-only Progestin is the only ingredient in the pills.
For this strategy to work, pills must be taken on a daily basis.
Setting a daily alarm, storing the pack next to your toothbrush or anything you use every morning, having it in your everyday purse, and having your partner keep you accountable are all good ideas if you’re the forgetful sort.
The birth control shot is given every three to four months. That’s four injections a year without having to worry about pregnancies.
If your doctor authorizes and you keep note of the dates, you can give yourself future shots at home.
The birth control ring is difficult to operate, but thanks to applications and trackers, anyone can use it. The ring is put all the way into the vaginal canal, similar to how tampons are inserted.
NuvaRing and Annovera are two different brands of birth control rings. Every 4 to 5 weeks, the NuvaRing must be replaced.
A single Annovera ring can last a year. It should, however, be removed for one week every three weeks. The ring-free week is the name given to such period of time.
The birth control implant is a tiny rod about the size of a match stick. This rod, also known as Nexplanon, is implanted into the arm and lasts for around five years.
5. IUDs (intrauterine devices)
This one is inserted directly into the uterus. Yup. Copper (Paragard) and hormonal IUDs are the two types of IUDs available.
Copper is wrapped around Paragard, which repels Sperm. This type of IUD has a twelve-year lifespan. Simply purchase it and set it aside.
Isn’t it interesting?
Progestin is present in hormonal IUDs. This type can last anywhere from 3 to 7 years, depending on which of the four brands you choose: Mirena, Liletta, Skyla, and Kyleena.
The birth control transdermal patch should be replaced every week and can be applied to the upper arm, abdomen, or back.
Simply strap or insert the item and go. I don’t have the ability to describe this one, abeg.
It’s worth noting that several of these birth control techniques offer additional advantages, such as lowering acne, reducing cramping, lightening periods, and completely halting periods.
However, because everyone is different, what works for one person may not work for another. Your best bet for getting the correct birth control for you is to talk with a doctor.
When you’re ready to get pregnant, all you have to do is get off whatever birth control method you choose from the list above.
Tubal ligation and vasectomy (cutting the vas deferens – the tubes that transport sperm) are birth control methods that are mostly optional for those who do not want to have any/more children.
Meanwhile, ‘non-birth control’ techniques include: -drink kai kai after sex -jump out of bed after unprotected sex -practice coitus interruptus (pulling out)
-Having unprotected sex while menstruating -Urinating or douching right after having unprotected sex
Why don’t you do yourself a favor and get on birth control to avoid tears, enquires about quack doctors who perform illegal abortions, and ‘Dear Ovy’ questions asking us how to track down deadbeat sperm donors?
Finally, birth control does not protect against illnesses or sexually transmitted infections. If you’re not married, make sure your partner’s health is in good shape or use a condom. That’s that about “Seven Birth Control Options for Women”