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The Mirena will stop an egg from developing in the womb. However, it will not stop the egg developing in the tubes. So you will be at risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
How Quickly Does it Take Effect?
The good news is that Mirena is usually fitted within the first 7 days of your period. Therefore it is effective... Read all »
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One of the Most Effective Forms of Contraception
The main benefit to Mirena is the fact that it is so effective. It is estimated that out of every 1000 women who use this method of contraception, only 1 will fall pregnant each year. That is excellent statistics and definitely good news if you want to be able to... Read all »
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A lot of this is down to the fact that it uses hormones to work. Adding extra hormones into the body is not always a good thing, no matter how small a dosage they are.
Disadvantage #1: It is Painful to Insert
Mirena can be quite painful to have inserted into the body. It is fitted just like the coil. The vagina... Read all »
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The two different versions available include:
The most popular and the longest lasting injection is Depo-Provera. It lasts for around 12 weeks. Noristerat on the other hand lasts for 8 weeks. Both injections are considered to be more than 99% effective. This makes them one of the... Read all »
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They are also one of the quickest, painless and long lasting forms of contraception that you can use. The question is how do they work?
Understanding Contraceptive Injections
There are two types of contraceptive injections that you can choose from. One lasts slightly longer than the other one and they both... Read all »
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Disadvantage #1: Chance of Weight Gain
If you are using Depo-Provera injections then there is a chance that you could put on weight. It is estimated that you can put on up to 3KG within 3 years of taking contraception injections. So if you are already overweight, this type of contraception would definitely not be... Read all »
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While there are various methods of contraception, a lot of them are not 100% guaranteed. Condoms can split and you can easily forget to take the contraceptive pill. The only way to be 100% certain that you won't get pregnant is to have a sterilisation.
What is Female Sterilisation?
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What is the Rhythm Method?
The main factor that comes into play with the Rhythm method is body temperature. The woman keeps track of her body temperature and of the vaginal discharge. Throughout the month several changes occur in a woman’s body. Temperature and discharge are just two things that can tell you what... Read all »
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Working Out Your Fertile and Infertile Days
The reason why you need to record your menstrual cycle for six months is because you need to have a good idea of when your pre-ovulatory and post-ovulatory phases start. They tell you when it is safe to have sex and when it isn’t. As math is involved, you need to know... Read all »
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Enjoying Sex the Natural Way
As the rhythm method is the most natural form of contraception, it allows you to have sex as nature intended. The feel of skin on skin is much more sensitive than it is when you use a condom. The fact that you can also just let go and enjoy yourself, also means that you will typically... Read all »
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However, the female condom is not without its own disadvantages. One is that it may cause irritation on the skin along the vagina or anus when used. A good lubricant can help to alleviate this, or you may want to switch brands if you notice this being a problem for you or your partner.
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The female condom is somewhat similar but works in a type of reserve order. This condom is a long and thin sheaf that fits inside a woman's vagina or anus, into which a man would put his penis. There are small flexible rings at each end of the female condom in order to keep it in place.
Using a female condom is... Read all »