We’ve all heard of birth control, usually in the radio, television, even at school and sometimes our family, but we know in reality, the variety that exists today, and what is right for us.
Contraceptive methods are those that decrease the chance of fertilization in women of childbearing age, helping a family planning to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
The following paragraphs will explain concretely each, however, we recommend that you go to the experts in medical area, so you can have a personal conversation you recommend the method that best suits your needs.
The first thing to comment you because we all have different sexual life, we must know the real purpose of its use, this because no method (except for the irreversible) is 100% safe and meets all the needs, so we must take into account several frequency in which we do, whether it is with one partner or several, ease and convenience in use, cost or want children in the future.
There are 6 methods to prevent pregnancy these are:
Barrier: In this category are Condoms, whether male or female, in the market there are a variety of them, with additional features such as lubrication, texture, including increasing its effectiveness spermicide.
These methods also prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS and HPV, syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.. Another advantage is that they are easily available, cheap and their effectiveness is high in a range of 97-98%.
The care must be taken when using this method started from the purchase, checking the expiration date, must remain in a cool, dry, excess light, when we look place having properly following the instructions usage, avoiding nail or teeth tear this before having genital contact or exposure to fluids.
This method is recommended if you have a partner, do not know their health status.
Hormonal chemicals: These are involved in the ovulatory cycle in women thus preventing pregnancy. Among them are:
Pill: These are of two kinds: combined oral contraceptive pill and progestogen-only pill. Are taken for 28 consecutive days without interruption for 99.9% 99 to avoid pregnancy, the disadvantages to be found, if you forget to take precautions and use a barrier contraceptive or sick and take antibiotics, or if you suffer from diarrhea.
Patches: A contraceptive that releases hormones through the skin, is placed every 7 days for 3 consecutive weeks resting the fourth, in which you have your period, you should take care not to take off and be accurate at the date of exchange.
Sub-dermal contraceptive: This contraceptive that is placed in the woman’s arm under the skin its effectiveness varies between 3 and 5 years and not have to worry about counting change in those years with a 99% protection, there may be several disadvantages such as irregularity of your period, and weight gain.
Inject-able hormonal method: With this method you will be safe from 1-6 months, the disadvantages that may occur are a heavy bleeding and delay in establishing a normal cycle.
The intrauterine device (IUD) is the most widely used birth control and more effectively, we recommend it for women who have had children and have stable, monogamous relationships, their durability is 2 to 5 years, plant must be placed by expert gynecologist which will tell you which of the two types of existing devices is best for you.
Natural: These methods are classified as the least reliable, based on observation of symptoms or physiological processes of women to know their days of ovulation by basal body temperature and cervical mucus. These methods do not recommend because the probability of pregnancy are increased by 30%.
Surgical: there are both men and women are tubal ligation and vasectomy.
Combining two of them as I discussed in the previous paragraphs no method is completely safe, if you know that in that sex can contract an STD recommend you use a barrier contraceptive if you’re using one hormonal or surgical.
Emergency measures are taken after having a sexual relationship protection, also known as the morning after pill, this prevents implantation of the embryo in the uterus, but does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
All of these methods must be supervised by professionals, we have a team Gina-fem highly qualified to do so, do not hesitate to come to us, remember that prevention is much better.