Different kinds of Contraceptives for Women

Not too long ago contraceptives were associated more with men than women. With changing time and increased awareness the number of women to using contraceptives is on the rise.

Nowadays women are willing to use contraceptives if their male partners are not interested in using them. It is very important for women to know how to stay safe while also being able to enjoy sex.

Contraceptives are a popular choice not only to prevent STD‘s but also to avoid unwanted pregnancies and women have quite a few choices available to them in today‘s market.

Here is a list of some of the safe and popular choices that should be available at your nearest chemist.

Birth Control Pills

These are oral contraceptive pills and are consumed orally. They are usually a combination of two hormones namely estrogen and progesterone. They are pretty effective to prevent pregnancies during unsafe sex and should be usually consumed within 24 to 48 hours. However they may have side effects on some women and these may include nausea, weight gain or irregular menstrual cycles.

Female Condom

This is turning out to be another popular choice among women. The condom is placed in the vagina before intercourse and don‘t disturb during the act. A useful tool that helps you enjoy your sex and still be able to prevent STD or unwanted pregnancies.

Contraceptive Injections and Patch

The injection is usually taken once a month while the contraceptive patch is applied regularly to the skin. The injection releases the hormone progestogen which stops ovulation which then thickens the cervical mucus to prevent the sperm from reaching an egg. It also thins the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent a fertilized egg implanting. Side effects of injection method are that it causes irregularity in bleeding and menstrual cycle.

Vaginal Birth Ring

The vaginal ring is a flexible, plastic ring that is placed in the upper vagina. Most women and their partners will not feel the ring when it is in place. The ring releases both estrogen and progestin on continuous basis to avoid pregnancy. You don‘t need to visit the doctor to insert the ring although his prescription is recommended. It can be kept in vagina for three weeks and has a failure rate of just 1-2%.

Copper T

Another very effective contraceptive. It can be used only for the women who had already given birth and are using it to avoid any pregnancy in the future. Has very little side effects.