Birth Control

When You're Not Ready For A Little One

Birth ControlAre you ready to be a parent? If you’re having sex without using some type of birth control, there’s a good chance parenthood is just around the corner.

Parenting is a tough job. If you don’t want a child or you’re not ready to be a mom just yet, then birth control is a good way of preventing pregnancy.

There are several different methods of birth control. Each has its own pros and cons. You may have to try a few different methods before you find the one that is right for you.

Most Effective Methods of Birth Control

Least Effective Methods of Birth Control

The least effective means of birth control would be called barriers such as condoms, diaphragms and contraceptive sponge and fertility awareness methods. The least effective methods are spermicides and withdrawal by the male before ejaculation. Not a good idea….

The most effective means would be sterilization, while highly effective, is not usually reversible and should only be performed when you are sure you do not want to ever have children. This is a discussion to have with your gynecologist.

*Today, modern contraception is highly effective. Among American women at risk for unintended pregnancy, the 65% who use a contraceptive method consistently and correctly account for only 5% of unintended pregnancies. The 19% who use a method inconsistently account for 43%, and the 16% who do not use a method oat all account for 52%.

Among American women who use contraceptives, the largest propositions use the pill (28%), tubal sterilization (27%) and the condom (16%).

A Note About Condoms

The birth control methods listed above do not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. That’s why it is recommended to use a condom along with these birth control methods. A condom can not only prevent you from getting an STD but can also be an effective birth control method when used properly.

Other less effective birth control methods include

  • Cervical Cap
  • Diaphragm
  • Female Condoms
  • Fertility-Awareness Based Method
  • Spermicide
  • Sponge
  • The Morning After Pill
  • Withdrawal Method

Almost all of the most effective methods of contraception require a prescription and/or the skilled hand of an experienced gynecologist. Schedule your appointment today with a Top10MD physician.


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Source: Guttmacher Institute “Contraceptive Use in the United States”

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