Birth control is a problem, which is over-whelming couples around the world, and they find it difficult to choose between the different methods for birth controlling. There are a number of methods to control births. Not only the concern limits it self to the method of controlling birth but also the requirement for controlling birth keeps fluctuating around the year.

It should be very precise to note here that not every woman is equally protected of pregnancy with her method of controlling birth, more then half of the pregnancies every year are un-planned, and women having these pregnancies are revising their methods but in vain.

Birth control or contraception has two major reasons for failure. One being inconsistency and other is wrong selection or faulty use of contraception methods. This incorrect use of contraception is some times result of myths related to the use of it. Changes of age are also related to this failure of controlling birth. There are a number of options related to the contraception and they need to be checked out before you go sticking to it.Following are the things you would require to look out before you go selecting any option for controlling birth.

  • First thing you would need to look out is the cost of contraception method.
  • Secondly try asking yourself if you could be consistent in use of this method or not. This means go realistically and check options you can stick better with.
  • Third thing, which needs consideration, is ease of use.
  • Fourth thing you would require to make sure about are the possible side effects of the method. Consult a health care professional for this purpose.
  • Fifth and most importantly, make sure your contraception method will not let you gain weight.

As mentioned above there are a number of options available in market for you and thus, you can go for any that suits you better. Following is short description for these options:

  • Oral contraceptives or birth control pills
  • Shots and implants (long-acting hormonal methods)
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
  • Barrier Methods (diaphragms, contraceptive sponges, cervical caps and condoms)
  • Spermicides
  • Contraceptive Patch (Hormonal)
  • Contraceptive Vaginal Ring (Hormonal)
  • Family Planning (Natural)
  • Sterilization
  • Emergency Contraception

All of these methods come with benefits and side effects other then controlling birth.

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