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Unsafe and Unreliable Pregnancy Prevention Methods

Getting frisky doesn’t have to be risky business, not when there are many contraception methods out there to suit different needs. Contraception can be used to prevent pregnancy and some types will also protect you from sexually transmissible infections (STIs). You might find yourself asking: Which method will be best for me and my lifestyle? Women can choose from many different types of birth control. Some work better than others at preventing pregnancy. The type of birth control you use depends on your health, your desire to have children now or in the future, and your need to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Your doctor can help you decide which type is best for you right now. There are some methods that are very unreliable, and are risky; you should do away with them.

Fertility awareness method 1: length of the menstrual cycle

You only have intercourse on the days the woman is less fertile. A woman has a menstrual cycle. This means she has a period once a month. But it also means that she is fertile (and could get pregnant) on certain days of the month and is less fertile on other days. Some women can work out which days they’ll have their period and which days they won’t. They only have sex on the days that they’re not likely to be fertile. This method is very unsafe because you can’t always work out exactly when you are or aren’t fertile. About 50% of the women using this method get pregnant anyway. That makes it an unreliable method of contraception. 

Soap and Water Method;

 Many women wash with soap and water after intercourse in an attempt to prevent pregnancy. They hope it will wash the sperm away, but sperm cell gets to the uterus faster which makes this method unreliable, another downside to this method is that it can cause irritation or infection.

Withdrawal Method;

The man withdraws his genitals during intercourse just before he has an orgasm, hoping that semen doesn’t enter the female genitals. Often semen is released before you think it is. So this is not a safe method.

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