From time to time every young couple, leading active sexual life becomes more concerned about contraception. This question is of great importance for both as they may become parents. But if men using condoms seldom want more than just to avoid of unnecessary troubles, to women contraception means a great deal. First of all, every woman can decide for herself when she wants to get pregnant. It is a great possibility to make a detailed lifetime plan, taking into account every tiny thing. Secondly, while using a long-term fertility control method a woman may not be afraid of any surprises after having casual sex. The only trouble in this case is risk of getting any of sexually transmitted diseases. Let’s have a brief look at modern contraceptives of prolonged effect.
Before a woman decides which contraceptive is suitable for her, we would advise her to visit a medical specialist. Every particular woman should use a contraceptive that will meet her own requirements, preferences and body peculiarities. The latter and some other factors may be established only by a gynecologist. To find the suitable birth control method it is necessary to have a checkup from doctor. Second thing she has to do is determine the period of time she would like to use the contraceptive. Not the least of the factors is that the fertility control method should be used correctly. If it is an intrauterine device, for example, it should be placed correctly. Otherwise, a woman may become pregnant.
All the modern remedies of birth control for women can be divided into several groups in accordance with the period of their effect duration, principles of work and using.
The first group includes long-time contraceptives and those that can be used just before the intimacy. IUD is considered to be a long-term working contraceptive. Depending on the type of IUD it may work from 5 to 12 years. A woman should visit a doctor to place the device correctly. It works inside, that’s why it is invisible and insensible.
Another popular fertility control of prolonged effect for women is hormonal implant “Norplant” and injection contraceptive “Depo-Provera”. “Norplant” is a hypodermic implant that contains hormone levonorgestrel. These 6 thin silicone capsules, implanted under the skin of the antebrachial region with local anesthesia, little by little release a dose of levonorgestrel that changes the body of vaginal discharge making it difficult for sperm to reach an unfertilized ovum. This birth control works up to 5 years and provides 98 percent of protection from an unplanned pregnancy.
“Depo-Provera” is a popular hormonal contraceptive of prolonged effect. This remedy is to be injected every 8- 12 weeks and contains another active component – medroxyprogesterone acetate. The character of its work is similar with that of “Norplant”, it makes the vaginal discharge thicker. Besides, the active component of the contraceptive suppresses ovulation, changes the endometrium and uterine tube secretion. The possibility of getting pregnant is equal to 1 percent.
Modern long-term contraceptives meet demands of young active women. They enable not to worry about pregnancy and enjoy sexual life. But keep in mind that these birth control for women do not protect from STIs (that stands for “Sexually transmitted illnesses”), including AIDS and HIV. About all the concerns about side effects you should ask your private medical specialist.