Lately a lot more conversations have been had about sex, relationships and staying safe.
While these conversations are being had it is to touch upon the topic of birth control pills and we have everything you should know about birth control pills.
1) No method of birth control is 100% effective in preventing STDs
A lot of people are guilty of believing that birth control means not only no babies but no STDs as well. Wrong. You still need to use more traditional forms of protection like condoms.
2) There are two basic forms of birth control
Birth control methods can be classified into barrier methods (that prevent sperm cells from reaching the egg), methods that prevent ovulation such as the birth control pill, and methods that allow fertilization of the egg but prevent implantation of the fertilized egg inside the uterus.
3) Birth control can be permenant
No many people know this but aside from emergency contraceptives and the regular pills, there are permanent options. Women may feel the need to opt for this perhaps when they have had all their children and have much time left before menopause.
4) The chance of you getting pregnant on birth control pills are slim
There is no form of birth control that is 100% effective, so it is possible to get pregnant while using most types of birth control. However, many types of birth control, when used correctly, are highly effective in preventing pregnancy. For all forms of birth control it is important to have a basic understanding how they work and how to use them correctly.
5) The morning after pill should be used only in emergencies
A lot of women have turned to regularly using morning after pills to prevent pregnancy but it’s recommended that if you’re resorting to using an emergency contraceptive so often then you should look to being on something more long term. This is because emergency contraceptives have an effect if consistently used.
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