Which Contraception Method is the Right One for You?
Contraception is nothing that a woman or a couple want to leave to chance; babies are the world’s biggest joy but they are also a lifelong responsibility, and taking control of when and if you’ll get pregnant is a very mature thing for any woman to do.
Choosing the right contraception is not always as easy as it may seem. Not every woman can take the birth control pill as it is a very strong medication, and has certain risk factors such as blood clots and infections. Women who smoke or who are obese increase these risk factors.
Taking the birth control pill for decades may also damage a woman’s health overall. Many are advised to switch to a different method when they’re in their 30′s or 40′s, simply as a safety precaution.
Condoms are the only birth control method that protect from sexually transmitted diseases, although some don’t like their use because they interfere with the sensation of sex and some men are adverse to using them.
Methods that don’t involve any type of actual birth control such as the rhythm method or withdrawing before ejaculation are very risky and have a high failure rate. Some women choose these methods because they’re the only ones accepted by their religion or culture, so they need to be used carefully in order to be the most successful.
The bottom line is that there is no one method of contraception that will work for all women equally. Each must decide the best, safest, most effective, and most acceptable method for herself and her partner. In all cases a woman should get her information about contraception and her choice from a doctor so she understand the risk factors, failure rates, and options she may not know about, and so that she can make the most informed decision possible when it comes to her reproductive health.