Contraception, what you might not know.

in GEMS11 months ago

I always thought that the word contraception simply involves taking only pills to avoid pregnancy. As I did my research on this topic, I discovered more than what I thought I knew. So join me let's talk more about contraception, the effects and what it's all about.

According to Oxford dictionary contraception is the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.
Contraceptives are what you take inorder to prevent pregnancy during sexual intercourse.

Types of Contraceptives.

Below are the list of some contraceptives . We will explain a little on them and give their effects.

  • Caps
  • Combined pills
  • Condoms
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Contraceptive injection
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Vaginal ring.

1. Caps

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This is a circular dome made of thin soft silicone that is inserted into the vagina before sex. This helps in covering the eggs so that sperm will not get into the womb and end up fertilizing them.

What you need to know about Caps.

  • There are no serious health risk.
  • You only have to think about it when you have sex.
  • It can take time to learn how to use.
  • A bladder infection might be developed.
  • If you have sudden changes in your body such as weight gain or loss, miscarriage or abortion you may need to get a new cap due to change full.
  • The cap must be in place for at least six hours after sex.

2. Combined Pills.

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This prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month. It also thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is hard for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg. It reduces the lining of the womb so that the chances of egg getting to the womb is less. Although the pill is over 99% effective but due to the fact that you have to take the pills at speculated time, so some women miss the timing and are at risk of getting pregnant. You also have chances of getting STDs because you are exposed.

Types of pills.

  • Monophasic 21-day pills.
  • Phasic 21-day pills.
  • Every Day (ED) pills.


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This is the only type of contraception or contraceptive that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against STDs. There majorly two types of condom namely the male condoms and the female condoms.

Proper Use of Condoms.

  • Do not use oil-based products as lubricants because they are likely to damage last text and police supreme condoms water-based lubricant advisable for all condoms.
  • Store in a cool dry place away from Sharp and rough surfaces.
  • A condom must not be used more than once.
  • Never use a condom that is out of date.


Make sure that the penis does not touch a woman's vagina before a condom has been worn. Little bit of semen can come out before a man has fully ejaculated.

All these might work but as someone once said, you can never trust anything 100%. The best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy or prevent STDs is by abstinence.

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