Birth control is used as a way to prevent pregnancy. There are numerous types of birth control, including medications, condoms, vaginal rings, patches, and more.
Most methods of birth control are fairly effective in preventing pregnancy, and some offer other benefits, such as protecting against sexually transmitted diseases or reducing menstrual cramps.
Spermicide contains a chemical that kills sperm. It typically comes in jelly or cream form and is placed inside the vagina before intercourse.
The latex male condom is the standard barrier protection method. It prevents sperm from entering the vagina and also protects against sexually transmitted diseases.
The female condom is a thin plastic pouch that’s designed to line the vagina before intercourse.
The birth control pill is a common form of contraception for women. It uses the estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent ovulation.
The birth control patch is a popular choice for women who have difficulty remembering to take a pill daily. Most patches are worn on the skin and changed once a week for four weeks. During the fourth week, you take the patch off. The patch releases the same hormones as the birth control pill and is equally effective.
There are also birth control shots, birth control sponges, the diaphragm, cervical caps, the vaginal ring, and various other implants, such as the IUD.
Take time to make your decision. The right birth control method for you depends on what you're comfortable with, your lifestyle, and other factors.
Your Modern Concepts Medical provider can give you all the necessary information and answer any questions you might have.
As well as preventing pregnancy, certain types of birth control offer other benefits and are used for other purposes, such as:
If you're thinking about trying a method of birth control, let the Modern Concepts Medical Group walk you through your options. Call today or book your appointment online.
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