December 7, 2022

Pregnancy and STI Prevention – Choosing the Best Approach to Birth Control

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What are the various methods of birth control available?

Children can bring happiness to parents. We all know how hard is to grow one’s family, it takes shaping and molding from a sperm and egg, incubation in the womb, then finally, a birth. As much as we know that parenting is important, we also know that it’s equally important to get -ahem- laid! But what if you don’t want to have a child just yet? Hormones controlling your body or not? Do you understand the risks of unprotected sex? So what are your options when having intercourse with that person you love so much? Well let’s say you’re gonna use some form of contraception with your partner tonight; do you understand what they do exactly? Do they prevent STI’s too or just pregnancy like your traditional condom (which by the way prevents both pregnancy and STI’s) ?

8 Common Methods of Birth Control

The Condom: Condoms are worn over the penis, and they prevent sperm from entering the uterus. Condoms can be made of latex or polyurethane; however, it is important to note that lambskin condoms, though effective in preventing pregnancy, are found to not be as successful at preventing some transmissible infections.

The Pill: Part of proper planning is making sure you’re using the right birth control method. If you decide to have a child, it is essential that you are prepared for all the changes which will occur in both your personal life as well as your career. In order to be ready, talk with a professional and set up plans which will allow you to keep working without much disruption in case you do fall pregnant one day.

The Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a dome-shaped rubber contraceptive. The word “diaphragm” means “across the womb”. It is inserted into the vagina, which lines up with the cervix and prevents sperm from entering. When used with spermicide, it is designed to nonhormonally prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.

The Ring: The vaginal ring is a flexible plastic ring that is inserted into the vaginal canal. The ring releases hormones into a woman’s body by working in a similar manner as the pill, by releasing hormones into the body which prevents pregnancy from occurring.

The IUD: An intrauterine device (IUD) is a copper device that is inserted inside the uterus to help prevent pregnancy. IUDs have been proven to be more than 99% effective with many offering a 10-year coverage period. You may need to check with your local clinic about costs.

The Female Condom: A female condom is inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse occurs. Made from a soft plastic known as polyurethane, the female condom is prone to slipping and is not as effective at avoiding pregnancy or the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as male condoms. However, this method may be preferred by people who have a sensitivity to latex.

The Patch: This method of birth control involves placing a patch on your body that releases hormones and stays in place for seven days at a time. The pill’s effectiveness depends on the same combination of hormones in your system as it does with oral contraceptives.

The Implant: Another form of birth control, considered somewhat more permanent than others because of its dissolvable design; the device is implanted below the skin on your upper arm. It’s about the size of a matchstick and dissolves after about three years.

The Healthy Penis

The proper use of a condom is an important element of male penis health. Condoms are the most popular form of birth control and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Additionally, regular use of a vitamin formula applied directly to your penis can help improve health. When applied correctly, Man 1 Man Oil can even help enhance sensitivity and circulation while also helping you keep a strong erection throughout the day. Studies show that when used in combination with one another, these two natural solutions are highly effective in enhancing one’s overall manhood!

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