Do you enjoy having intimate moments but worry about unplanned pregnancy, and then you start thinking about suitable contraceptive methods? There are three types of contraceptives, and you can protect yourself from an unplanned pregnancy if you use them correctly every time. Learn more about them here!
1. Disposable Contraceptive Method
Condoms. Trust Condoms and Premiere Condoms are effective protection against unplanned pregnancy and STIs. Condoms are up to 98% effective if used correctly each time. There are various colors, scents, and textures to choose from according to your preference.
2. Short-Term Contraceptive Method
Injectables. One dose of injectables (also called “depo” shot) offers effective protection against pregnancy for up to three months (13 weeks).
Combination Pills. These can protect against pregnancy, relieve period pain, and regulate menstruation. One pack contains 21 or 28 pills, depending on which kind. Pills are up to 99% effective if taken consistently, at the same time. Consult your doctor about which type suits you best.
Progestin-Only Pills. These can be used to prevent pregnancy, and regulate menstruation and heavy blood flow. Each pack includes 28 pills, and is 99% effective. Progestin-only pills are also safe for breastfeeding mothers and women who cannot use contraceptives that contain estrogen.
3. Long-Term Contraceptive Method
IUD (Intrauterine Device). Copper IUDs can last for up to ten years, and is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice before using any long-term contraception.
4. Permanent Contraceptive Methods
Bilateral Tubal Ligation (for women) – This permanent contraception involves closing the fallopian tubes, to prevent egg cells from being fertilized by sperm cells. Since it’s permanent, you’ll have to think about it very thoroughly.
Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (for men) – A simple surgery that usually takes less than 30 minutes. The term “vasectomy” comes from the name vas deferens, the small ducts that transport sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory ducts. During a vasectomy, these tubes are cut or blocked off, so sperm can’t travel from the epididymis and out your body to meet and fertilize an egg cell.