Contraception

Updated: Apr 27, 2020


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Contraception Methods

Let's talk contraception! Everyone knows there is methods for both males and females to prevent pregnancy, but do you know all the methods, their effectiveness and how they work? We also share with you the methods that are safe while breastfeeding. Please remember all method statistics are based on the recommended use.


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Combined Pill

The Pill

Effectiveness: 91%

Regimen: Daily

Pro's:

- Highly effective when used as directed

- It’s easy to use

- It permits sexual spontaneity and doesn’t interrupt sex

- Some pills may reduce heavy and painful periods

- Some pills may have a positive effect on acne

- Can be taken over a long period of time

Con's:

-It may cause some women to experience headaches and mood swings

- It requires keeping track of the number of days taken

- It may cause breast tenderness, nausea, headache, weight gain

- It may cause changes in your menstruation cycle

- It is not common, but some women who take the pill develop high blood pressure

- It is rare, but some women will have blood clots, heart attacks and strokes

- Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

How does it work?

Taken at the same time every day, the combined pill stops the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickens cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering the uterus.



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Mini Pill

The Mini Pill - Breastfeeding Safe

Effectiveness: 91%

Regimen: Daily

Pro's:

- Highly effective when used as directed

- It’s easy to use

- It permits sexual spontaneity and doesn’t interrupt sex

- Some pills may reduce heavy and painful periods

- Some pills may have a positive effect on acne

- Can be taken over a long period of time

- Breastfeeding safe

Con's:

-It may cause some women to experience headaches and mood swings

- It requires keeping track of the number of days taken

- It may cause breast tenderness, nausea, headache, weight gain

- It may cause changes in your menstruation cycle

- It is not common, but some women who take the pill develop high blood pressure

- It is rare, but some women will have blood clots, heart attacks and strokes

- Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

How does it work?

Taken at the same time every day, the combined pill stops the ovaries from releasing eggs and thickens cervical mucous to prevent sperm from entering the uterus.



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IUD (Mirena)