Kinds of Contraceptives?
what are the kinds of contraceptives. cause i have a project about this. can you give me the kinds with picture cause i draw it. thanks
contraceptives for male and female
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are different kinds of methods that can prevent a woman from getting pregnant, but not all method are suited for everybody. Therefore it is important to choose the method that is suitable for you, and always remember some that some contraceptives are more reliable than others. If artificial methods do not suit you, consider natural family planning. Always consult your doctor on this.
Barrier devices such as condoms, diaphragms and caps, physically prevent sperm cells from reaching and fertilizing an egg. They work best when used together with a chemical spermicide, as there is always a slight risk of sperm getting past the barrier.
Other contraceptives like pills, injections and subcutaneous implants prevent ovulation and therefore contraception. Technically, intrauterine devices (IUD's), such as "Copper-T", do not stop contraception but prevent a fertilized egg from being implanted in the womb.
Cervical cap and diaphragm - both devices block the entry of sperm to the uterus. Users need to be fitted by a doctor or nurse and taught insertion and removal. Reliability is good when used with a spermicide and left in place for about eight hours after intercourse.
Female Condom - one of the newer barrier methods uses a tube of polyurethane plastic held in place by flexible rings to line the vagina. It is bulkier than the male condom but does not require spermicide and can be inserted any time before intercourse. Reliability is as good as for the male condom.
Contraceptive Pill - oral contraceptives contain female sex hormones in doses that present ovulation. Taken regularly, they provide outstanding protection, but there are long and short-term side effects and users need regular medical checkups. Various types are available to meet individual needs.
Contraceptive injections - depending on the drug brand, injections of synthetic progesterone can be given every 8 to 12 weeks. Like the pill, they prevent ovulation and are highly effective. It is suitable for women who cannot remember to take a pill everyday.
- 5 years ago
I got the shot, depo provera, every 3 months for several years. No periods, no pms, wonderful. But some people have a hard time getting or staying on it - when you first get it you may have a super-heavy (like 2 weeks) period. I don't know if the chemicals are similar to what's in the pill then trying the shot might give you 3 months of migraines so don't rush into it but it's a good option for some.