In essence, birth control is also referred to as fertility control or contraception. These are methods and devices that used to prevent necessary pregnancy. For the last 2-3 decades, the heated debate about birth control measures has rocked the social media and other various platforms.
Birth control methods
Devices that can be Used to Prevent Pregnancy
It can be mocking knowing how to prevent pregnancy but with more campaigns and awareness not forgetting the latest scientific discovery, many women have been able to prevent themselves from unwanted pregnancies. However, the birth control that one chooses should be a personal choice and each method should be carefully considered. Here are some devices that can be used.
Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
This is a small uterine metal device which is inserted into the uterus. The health care provider can only insert it. The IUD works by releasing hormones which interfere with the mobility of sperms thus stopping them from fertilizing the ova. This method is effective as it can last up to 12 years but it can cost you about $500-$1,000.
This is a surgical method which is done to close the fallopian tube. This process is known as tubal ligation. This method is effective, but caution should be taken before going for it because reversing the process is impossible.
Birth Control Implant
This is the use of a small rod which is inserted in the arm, and it releases hormones that prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. A medical professional can only do it
Use of Birth Control Ring
This method is where a ring is inserted into the vagina once each month. The ring too releases hormones that prevent the occurrence of pregnancy.
Side Effects of Birth Control Devices
It has been scientifically proven that the use of birth control devices has atrocious consequences to the health of the mother. Not only control devices pose harm to the health of the mother but also the use of contraceptives which medical scientists have admitted that they affect the health of their users. Some of the consequences include;
- Fluid retention in the body and rapid gaining of weigh
- Imbalance of body hormones
- Severe inflammation in the reproductive system of the woman
Pregnancy prevent important especially if you are not ready for one but other methods like the use of condoms, abstaining is worth rather than going for a pricey preventive method and later suffer from side effects.