Facts on Birth Control For many years, men and women have practiced birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies. They also use birth control as a method for responsible parenthood, which means they create a gap between children to enable the mother to regain her health and for the parents to give a fuller, higher quality of life for their kids. But even though itís already been years since birth control found its way into households, many people still arenít educated enough to understand them. Here are some facts to get enable you to better understand birth control. It is through understanding that people can successfully plan their families through the proper birth control.
1. There is no "best" method It is a fact that there are many available birth control options available in the market today, both for men and women. There is no "best" method because each one has its own pros and cons. Instead of the word "best", it is more appropriate to use the word "suitable" because the choice of birth control is usually dependent on your health, like the risks involved when you try out a different birth control medium; on your sexual lifestyle, like if you have or are more likely to have numerous sex partners; on having children later in the future, which means youíre only looking at a temporary birth control measure; on your comfort level, like you prefer oral contraceptives over physically putting in a barrier birth control; and, on the possible side effects, especially if youíre a high risk patient for certain cancers.
2. Continuous abstinence is the only way to NOT be pregnant This is actually the most logical and most credible statement about birth control. If you donít have sex, then you wonít get pregnant. Itís as easy and as simple as that. Also, if you donít have sex, whether itís oral, vaginal or anal, you wonít be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.
3. Conception is still possible even while menstruating People used to believe that they wonít get pregnant when they have sex while the woman has her period. This is actually a myth and if you believe it, then you just may end up being pregnant. The truth is, sperm can live within the body for 5-6 days and if you have an early ovulation, right at the same time as at the end of your menstrual flow, then you will get pregnant.
4. Using 2 birth control methods can increase your protection Some birth control options can be combined for better results. For instance, if the woman is practicing the natural method or the rhythm method, the man can still wear a condom while theyíre having sex for a more guaranteed way of reducing the risk of pregnancy. Ask your doctor which birth control methods can safely be combined or used simultaneously.
5. Carelessness often leads to pregnancy If you already have a birth control plan, then you have to concentrate your efforts in sticking with it. You can never have unprotected sex ever as this will, for sure, lead to certain pregnancy. You canít skip your pills. You canít forget to put on your condom. You canít be careless and forget to "pull out".