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Contraception

Choices of contraception
Contraception A woman’s choice of contraception is dictated by a number of factors that influence their decision. These include:

  • Age and lifestyle
  • Efficacy of method
  • Preference for hormonal or non-hormonal method
  • Preference for administration regimen
  • Acceptability of method
  • General health condition
  • The need for protection against sexually transmitted diseases

The introduction of combined oral contraceptives in the early 1960s made effective reversible female contraception available for the first time.

Benefits of the pill
The obvious benefits of oral contraceptives are today well known and includes the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, abortion, the possibility of family planning and sexual liberation. In additions users also appreciate regulation of menstrual cycles, decrease in menstrual complaints and possibility of timing menstruation. Today some 90 million women are using an OC and their number continues to grow.

Useful links:

  • Association of reproductive Health Professionals:
    There are many different options for birth control, and it is important to know which method will work best for you. This interactive guide will lead you through a series of questions to help determine which contraceptive option fits your lifestyle.
  • Contraception.net
    Choose the birth control that's right for you. Learn about various methods, their benefits and their effectiveness

Source: EPG guide- www.epgonline.org/contraception/contraception.cfm

Last Updated 27-05-2010