There are many different types of contraception, and they are all used to prevent, delay, or plan pregnancies. Ovulation can be controlled through birth control, which stops your ovaries from releasing eggs on a monthly basis. You may need to continue using additional forms of birth control, such as condoms, even after you start taking a birth control pill, and this will depend on the day of your cycle on which you take the pill. It is essential to keep in mind that the vast majority of contraceptives do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, whereas the use of condoms can lessen the likelihood of contracting an STD.

If you have any questions about the timing of your birth control or if you need assistance selecting the method of contraception that will work best for you, consult your gynecologist. The various methods of birth control can be arranged into two distinct categories: those that are short term and those that are long term.

Barrier contraceptives and hormonal combinations are two types of short-term contraception. Short-term contraception is also known as emergency contraception.

Barrier contraceptives (condoms):

The use of condoms significantly reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV as well as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. Due to the fact that they do not cover all vulnerable areas, however, they may be less effective in preventing infections that are passed from person to person through skin-to-skin contact (such as genital herpes, genital warts, or syphilis).

Combinations of hormones :

Pills: If you take birth control pills in the traditional sense, you can expect to have your period on a regular monthly cycle. If you take birth control pills with a continuous dose, you may reduce the number of times you have your period to four times a year or even completely eliminate it while you are taking the pills.

Patches: The oestrogen and progestin that are released into your bloodstream by birth control patches allow you to precisely control the timing of your menstrual cycle. In most cases, you will wear the patch for three weeks, one patch per week, and then you will have your period after the fourth week. Patches do something that is very similar to what regular birth control pills do.

Injectables: The majority of injectable birth control methods are used once every three months.

Method of birth control that is effective for a long period of time:

intrauterine device (IUD):

Long-term birth control Using this method entails inserting a device called an intrauterine device (IUD) into the uterus. One variety of intrauterine device (IUD) is made up of coils of copper wire that, when placed in the uterus, result in a sterile inflammation that kills sperm. If fertilization does take place, the intrauterine device (IUD) will stop the embryo from settling into the uterine lining and causing a pregnancy. Another type of intrauterine device (IUD), which is sometimes referred to as a hormone-secreting intrauterine system (IUS), is one that secretes a form of the hormone progestin. This type of IUD also prevents the embryo from implanting and suppresses ovulation. It is essential to keep in mind that intrauterine devices (IUDs) do not provide protection against STDs. At any time, these devices may be taken out of the system.

Delaying your period:

It may be more convenient to postpone your period in order to time your menstrual cycle around significant events, such as religious pilgrimages or scheduled vacations. Oral medication is involved in the very simple and straightforward process (usually progesterone tablets or combined oral contraceptives). The negative effects include the possibility that your period will be heavier than usual and that you will have more cramping when it finally arrives. Contact one of our physicians as soon as possible if you are interested in delaying the start of your period. It is not advised that you delay your period on a regular basis.

Make an appointment at Miracle Hospital as soon as possible if you have any questions or concerns about your sexual health and want to talk to your doctor about them.

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FAQS

Why Are Condoms Such A Commonly Used Method Of Birth Control?

One of the methods of birth control that is frequently employed to achieve protected sexual activity is the use of a condom. Its purpose is to protect your health and prevent unintended pregnancies while you are having sexual relations with another person.

If we stop using temporary birth control, will we have trouble getting pregnant?

Your fertility will not be affected in any way by these methods. When hormonal methods are used, there is a possibility that there will be a short delay in the return of fertility.

Is it advisable for me to use birth control?

Every person who is of reproductive age, is sexually active, and does not intend to become pregnant should use some form of birth control.