Today we at Khurki decided to enlighten the youth on the important topic of contraception. Over the past 50 years, apart from condom and morning-after pill a myriad of options have become available when it comes to avoiding pregnancy. It’s not advisable for sexually active females to pop an emergency pill every time they have sex because in the long run it can create many complications. Here are a different contraceptive methods that are healthier, hassle-free and safe to use in the long run:
A combination pill has both hormones, estrogen and progestin which suppress the release of eggs from the ovaries. For this method to be effective, it’s advised to be taken daily at the same time. Though in some cases it does cause an array of side effects like nausea, hot flashes and vomiting, but when you wish to get pregnant you can just discontinue these pills and your body will be back on track.
The best part of this contraceptive method is you can be tension free for upto 5 to 10 years, IUD means INTRAUTERINE DEVICE it is a small coil-like structure made of copper and plastic which is inserted in the uterus by a professional gynaecologist.
It is a dome-shaped shallow cup made of silicone which is inserted in the vagina. It covers the cervix and doesn’t allow sperm from entering the uterus. But for a diaphragm to function effectively, it should be used with a spermicide, which is a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa.
The contraceptive patch is exactly the same thing as a contraceptive pill but in form of a patch. It effectively provides protection against pregnancy. You can wear one patch for three weeks and then you remove it for one week allowing your menstrual cycle. You can then start with a new patch.
Among the contraceptive methods is a small flexible transparent plastic ring that provides progestin and estrogen to the vagina that stop eggs from leaving the ovaries. It is inserted for three weeks and removed on the fourth week so that you can have your periods. It is perfectly safe as long as you maintain proper hygiene.