The emergency contraception (EC) pill is an oral contraception used a female after unprotected sex has occurred. It is the only method available if unprotected sex has occurred. With perfect use it is 89% effective and considered moderately effective if taken between 72 and 120 hours after unprotected sex. The way ECs works is after unprotected sexual intercourse the EC is immediately taken after or within 72 hours. A disadvantage is that it is less effective than other contraceptive…
The Withdrawal is a method is pulling the penis out of the vagina in the middle of sex. It is 96% effective when used perfectly and only 78% effective when used typically. The way the withdrawal works is the penis must be removed away from the vagina before ejaculation. This method is 100% free, easy to use, has no adverse medical side effects, and is always readily available. Disadvantages of this method include pregnancy due to inexperience males, and the lack of protection from STIs.
The female condom is a rubber contraceptive device with flexible inner and outer rings worn inside the vagina. Perfect use the female condom it is 95% effective and 79% effective during typical use. It may be inserted 8 hours before sex and is available without a prescription. Disadvantages are difficulty inserting the condom from the lack of practice, distracting noise requiring additional lubricant, and it can not be used in conjunction with the male condom.
Abstinence is the act of having no sex and is the only method of birth control and STI prevention that is 100% effective. The way it works is the both partners within a relationship must communicate and commit to refrain from oral, sexual intercourse, and anal sex at all times. The advantages are it is 100% free, and there is no risk to STIs or pregnancy. There are no disadvantages using this method.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are synthetic devices that are inserted into the uterus by a medical doctor to prevent the sperm from fertilizing the ovum. During perfect use they are 99.9% effective. Advantages are there is no need to plan for use before intercourse, and they provide 5 to 10 years of protect per insertion. Disadvantage include possible increase in monthly blood loss and anemia, an increase in hemoglobin levels, no protection from STIs, and silent expulsion risking pregnancy.
The birth control pill is an oral contraceptive prescribed by a physician. It is 99.7% effective with perfect use and only 92% effective with typical use. Birth control pills are taken orally on a daily basis in order to prevent pregnancy. Some advantages include the lowering of the risk of ovarian cancer, breast masses, less menstrual blood loss, and cramps. Birth control pills provide no protection from STIs. Other disadvantages include risk of abdominal pain, heart attacks, and strokes.
The male condom is a contraceptive device that is used to cover the penis. It is 98% effective with perfect use and 82% effective with typical use. The condom works by covering the penis and preventing semen contacting the vagina. For every act of sex performed resulting in ejaculation a new condom is used. Condoms are easy to obtain, and protect from pregnancy and STIs. Disadvantages are reduced sensitivity and the act of being spontaneous.
Strategies that can prevent getting STIs are abstinence, and proper use of female and male condoms. Situations that increase chances of getting STIs are putting yourself in a private situation without protection, or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Economic Opportunity Is Better Than Sex Ed At Preventing Teen Pregnancy - who knew? It isn't about better or any sex ed besides abstinence only programs, it is a social problem and a choice for girls who think they don't have the opportunity for college or successful careers, etc. so they think it will not make much difference in their lives to wait.