Contraception is the practice of preventing a pregnancy. There are many methods of contraception, both natural and artificial, that are available today. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is crucial to choose a method that works best for you. Suncoast Women’s Care can help you find a suitable contraception method.
Forms of contraception
Here are the different forms of contraception.
Male pill: The male pill combines testosterone with progestin to provide the same contraceptive effects as female birth control methods. It can be taken by men who cannot take oral contraceptives due to medical conditions such as uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes. Men who cannot take female hormones may also be prescribed hormone injections, weekly injections of hormones (depot injections), implants, or a patch delivery system.
Hormonal IUDs: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) contain one or more mineral or non-mineral compounds that remain in the uterus for years after implantation and prevent sperm from entering the uterus and ovaries to become fertilized by ova.
Spermicidal foam/gel/cream: These products contain spermicide that kills sperm before they can enter the uterus. They can be inserted into the vagina up to six hours before sex or on the morning after sex if you want to avoid pregnancy, although some people use them more regularly than others. For example, women who have given birth before. The spermicide lasts for several hours to a few days, depending on how much is used and whether it is inserted in advance or after intercourse has taken place.
Contraceptive implant: The contraceptive implant is a small rod inserted under the skin of your arm or buttocks. It releases a steady dose of progestin and estrogen hormones into your body. The implant has no effect on your period, but it will prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years, depending on how many times you get pregnant during that time. The implant must be removed after three years to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It can be taken out as early as three months before removal.
Contraceptive injection: The contraceptive injection is a method of contraception that involves injecting progestin directly into the woman’s body. The contraceptive injection is similar to the IUD in that it prevents ovulation and conception but lasts for three months.
Contraceptive injection is used as an alternative to other forms of hormonal birth control, such as a birth control pill or patch because it does not contain estrogen or progestin. If you are taking medications that may interact with hormonal contraceptives, such as antidepressants, you should use this form of contraception.
The intrauterine system (IUS): This hormonal contraceptive releases a small amount of progestin into the uterus. The progestin thickens the mucus in the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg.
The IUS is highly effective for women who have had problems with other hormonal contraceptives, such as bleeding or spotting, or who have had difficulty with other methods. It can also be used by women who are breastfeeding.
The IUS is available as a single-rod (T-shaped) device and as a multi-rod device with two or three rods. The woman herself usually inserts it at home. Both types of IUS are easily removed if they are not needed any longer or if they become lodged in the uterus.
Contraception is the prevention of pregnancy by use of a barrier method of contraception, such as a condom, female condom, diaphragm, and spermicides, or a sterilization technique, such as tubal ligation or vasectomy. If you are looking for the best contraception, Suncoast Women’s Care can recommend the most suitable one for you.