Types Of Contraceptives


This is a write-up on the types of contraceptives available. There are various types of contraceptives, here are 13 examples. Remember to see your physician to recommend the best one for you and Abstinence is still the best contraceptive.

1. The Pill

There are two types of Birth Control Pills: Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (containing the hormones estrogen and progestin) and Progestin-Only Pills. this will prevent you from getting pregnant 95% of the time. Remember that the pill must be taken every day. The pill doesn’t give any protection against STI’s

2. The Male Condom

This is used by men and it is the most common type of contraceptive. i gives protection against STI’s. it is made from  latex.

3. The Female Condom

This is a contraceptive that can be gotten over the counter. It offers 95% protection for pregnancy and also some protection against STI’s. The edge this has over the male condom is, it is less likely to burst.

4. The Cervical Cap

This is a small latex cap a nurse or doctor helps  a woman “insert”. She has to put spermicide in the cap. This doesn’t help in the protection of STI’s.

5. The Diaphragm

This is a latex disc a woman can place into her vagina. This must also be coated with spermicide and you need to see your doctor before you use this contraceptive. It should be left in the v*aeptive Sponge

This is a small foam that contains spermicide and it should be inserted 6 hours before intercourse and no more than 24 hours after.

7. The Intrauterine Device

This is a small device that is placed into the uterine cavity. The IUD is inexpensive and also long-term.

8. The Contraceptive Implant

This has the same hormone has the pill, the only difference is that  the hormone is released into your body at a steady, slow pace for three years, producing the same effects as the pill.

9. Contraceptive Injections

This has the same effect has the pill. One shot of the hormones lasts for about 3 months

10. The Vaginal Ring

This is a small plastic ring inserted in the vagina. It lasts for about 3 weeks.

11. The Contraceptive Patch

This is also like the pill only in form of a patch. You wear it fro 3 weeks and you remove during your menstrual cycle.

12. Sterilization

This is available for both men and women.

It’s called Vasectomy for men and the surgical sterilization in women is known as tubal litigation. It offers 99% protection from pregnancy.

13. Emergency Contraceptive

This is also known as the morning-after pill. this is not recommended for daily use. It should only be used in emergency cases. For a 95% protection from pregnancy, it should be used within 24 hours after unprotected sex.


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