Birth Control Methods For Teenagers

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    I guess people have realized this fact that, when we were teens, we were very desperate to have sex. Now don’t deny please, this is a fact. Having sex when we were teenagers is something like achieving a great success for us. But being a teenager, we barely have any idea about sex. So most of the teenage sex stories results in getting pregnant. So for all those teenage who are reluctant to share their problems, this is the solution for you. Before jumping into bed, make sure you are ready with prevention.

    1. Male Condom

    The male condom is a thin sheath of rubber that slips over the penis. It provides a barrier that prevents pregnancy and STDs by keeping semen from entering the vagina.

    2. Female Condom

    It is a pouch with two flexible rings, one fitting inside the vagina and the other on the outside. When it is inserted into the vagina, the closed end shields the cervix, the sheath lines the vaginal walls, and the ringed open end hangs outside the vagina to cover the labia.

    3. Birth Control Vaginal Ring

    The birth control vaginal ring (NuvaRing), is a small flexible ring that a women put in her vagina for three weeks every month. It’s easy to obtain with a prescription and is very effective. It works by releasing progestin and estrogen, and therefore has many of the same benefits and side effects as the pill and the shot. It may also cause increased vaginal discharge, vaginal irritation or infection.

    4. Birth Control Pills

    Pills are one of the most popular forms of birth control because they are effective, convenient, safe to use and easy to obtain with a prescription. Girl take one pill each day, which delivers hormones that prevent eggs from leaving ovaries and make cervical mucus thicker, which keeps sperm from getting to the eggs.

    5. Birth Control Shot

    The birth control shot (Depo-Provera) is a good option for girls who aren’t good at remembering to take a pill every day, since the injection is once every three months. The shot contains the hormones progestin to help prevent against pregnancy by working in the same way that birth control pills do.

    6. Contraceptive Implant

    This is a thin, flexible plastic implant (about the size of a matchstick) that contains a hormone and is placed under the skin of the upper arm. But the implant doesn’t give protection against STDs. So I guess you need the condom too in this process. About 1 of every 100 girls using this method will get pregnant. So it is a highly reliable method I think.

    7. Contraceptive Patch (Ortho Evra)

    This method is a non harming way. This patch contains hormones that are absorbed through the skin and prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg. It needs to be replaced once a week for three weeks (basically that week is the period week). One demerit is it also doesn’t provide protection against STDs so condom should be used. The failure rate of this method is 9%.

    8. Intrauterine Device (Iud)

    In this process, a doctor inserts the small, flexible, T-shaped birth control device into the uterus. This process also doesn’t provide protection against STDs. Out of 1 in every 100 women using this process, will get pregnant so the failure rate is about 0.2%-0.8%.

     

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