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Natural Birth Control

Natural Birth Control

 

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Natural birth control is among the most popular options of couples who are into family planning.

Natural birth control is among the most popular options of couples who are into family planning. This is because natural birth control does not only ensure the health of the woman but also helps them to save money for not buying contraceptives or undergoing through birth control procedures.

Although natural birth control is among the safest in terms of health, this does not ensure 100 percent effectivity since there are no chemicals and procedures that would back up the process. For those who are planning to have natural birth control as a means of family planning, they should understand that this birth control option cannot work for everyone, especially with those who have busy and erratic schedule.

Couples must understand that though natural birth control will have no side effects, utmost dedication and attention should be given for it to work.

Natural birth control options

Once you have decided to get into natural means of family planning, it is always best that the couples are educated about the choices they will make.

Being educated means that the couple has enough knowledge about the pros and cons of their options and will help them decide which one will truly work for them:

The following are some of the natural birth options couples who would like to get into family planning can choose from:

1. The Standard Days Method. This is considered as a newest type of natural birth control options out there.

The Standard Days Method or SDM can help couples to determine their fertility schedules. The SDM can also help the man and the woman to be protected against various sex-related diseases during and after the intercourse. SDM can be used by tracking the length of the menstrual cycle and know when the days 8 and day 19óthe days wherein the woman is likely fertileóshould take place. Once these days have been determined, total abstinence should be practiced to ensure that no pregnancy will take place.

The CycleBeads Method. This method is closely-associated with Standard Days Method only that it uses a tool to mark fertility and menstrual dates. This tool being used in this method is called the “CycleBeads,” a necklace with 32 color-coded in it. Attached is a ring made of rubber which is placed around the beads to mark the day the woman has the menstrual cycle. But this natural birth control option is not for everybody.

Only women who have regular menstrual cycles can use this method because they have longer days of infertility and fertility levels.

3. The Ovulation Method. Also called as the ìcervical mucus method,î this natural birth control option is known to effective but not to all women especially those who are not confident enough to check their cervical mucus regularly.

Here, no pregnancy will take place once there is no cervical mucus present because no venue for ovulation will be available. Women can check the cervical mucus by using their fingers, wiping a tissue on the opening of the vagina to check some mucus or by wearing a liner in the underwear to check for the presence of the mucus.

If thereís a presence of sticky and stretchy mucus, it indicates that there will be ovulation in the coming days so sexual intercourse should be prohibited.

Other natural birth control options available include the ìRhythm or Calendar Method,î the ìSympto-thermal Method,î and the ìBasal Body Temperature Method.î

Just like in using other birth control methods, it is always best to get the opinion of medical experts to ensure the health not only of the woman but the child as well.
Anita Naggar – RoxyPublishing.com

Anita Naggar
August 15, 2009

 

 

Anita Naggar, Publisher, Roxy-Publishing.com

 

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Birth Control and Side Effects

Birth Control and Side Effects

 

Birth Control

 

Anita Naggar

There are different types of birth control pills around. Before you start using any, you should consider the side effects.

There are different types of birth control pills around. Before you start using any, you should consider the side effects.

Studies have shown that there are only two methods that do not have side effects. First is abstaining however, it may be hard sometimes to control the urge if both of you feel like doing it. The best thing to do then is outercourse or masturbation so the sperm will never come into contact with the egg.

The second is with the use of condoms because it does not release any hormones into the body and it is simply used as a barrier that is disposed off after intercourse.

Spermicides come in different forms. There are creams, film, gel, suppositories and tablets. The side effects of using them include the risk of TSS and one of you will experience a burning or itching sensation. It rarely causes a skin rash but when it happens, this will only go away after some time.

Those who choose to use the diaphragm are at risk of bladder and urinary tract infections. If you have had this in the past, you are strongly discouraged to stop using it. There have also been cases of toxic shock syndrome or TSS but is also quite rate. This should not left in the vagina for more than 24 hours because there will soon be a smelly vaginal discharge, an inflammation or an infection could occur.

Birth control pills have a lot of side effects. These include breast tenderness, headaches, mood changes, nausea, spotting and weight gain. It may also contribute to blood clots, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, breast and liver cancer.

Apart from conventional birth control pills, there is a new one called Seasonale. Since it has been around for only 5 years, there have only been a few reported cases of blood clots in the legs or lungs, stoppage or rupture of a blood vessel in the heart and other organs, liver tumors and high blood pressure. However, those who have been taking it regularly complain of breast tenderness, weight gain, vomiting and difficulty wearing contact lenses.

The morning after pill is better known as an emergency contraceptive pill or ECP. This must be taken 120 hours after unprotected vaginal intercourse. Its side effects are similar to that of conventional pills but if you happen to vomit within an hour of ingesting the pill, it is advised that you call a doctor. Another thing to keep in mind is that this should not be used as a regular birth control pill.

The patch is another and this is applied to the skin. One patch is good for a week and this has to be placed for three consecutive weeks and can be placed anywhere in the body. On the fourth week, the female doesnít have to stick anything so she can normally go through her monthly menstrual cycle. Side effects include application site reaction, breast symptoms, headaches, mood swings and vomiting.

Injectables are injected into the body every three months. The sides effects include irregular periods, weight gain and vomiting. Something similar to that are implants and those who use it may experience irregular bleeding, headaches, nausea, depression, dizziness, nervousness, weight gain or loss and hair loss.

Majority of the birth control methods around have side effects. If you donít want to experience any, perhaps not having sex at all is the answer to your problems.

 

Anita Naggar, Publisher,
Roxy-Publishing.com

 

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Birth Control Questions

Birth Control Questions

Birth Control

Getting the Correct Answers

Birth Control Questions: Getting the Correct Answers

When one decides to go on birth control, it is more than just a decision the affects their lives but rather a decision that affects the life a kid that wou7ld be born due to an unwanted pregnancy. If being a parent is not yet in your plans at the moment or if youíre not ready to be one, then I suggest you take this birth control thing rather seriously. There are a lot birth control questions that keep popping out of your mind right now, right?

Those who are new in this area of birth control, it is often good to have questions ready to ask to your doctor or a reproductive health clinic. Being shy about things is not the best way to go. If you feel embarrass to ask questions, you might dealing with a more embarrassing situation in nine months or so, remember that. Better ask now or suffer the consequences later.

Most of the more common questions that people ask about birth control include the following the kinds of birth control, the most effective, the possible side effects, and of course some myths and urban legends that have spread around like bush fire.

When choosing the right birth control method, it is good to first check your bodyís general health and preferences. An important aspect of birth control being able to remember to take them as often as it is required. So if for instance you prefer taking birth control pills but you know you will forget about taking it in the mornings then another method might be better for you.

Other issues include previous pregnancy experiences, issues concerning embarrassing your partner or yourself for that matter, openness of your partner to the method, the risks of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, and if there are other concerns or unanswered questions still associated with the method. These are some things that you need to consider when you are deciding which birth control method to use.

Some questions are hard to deal with, others are not, but to protect your health and prevent unwanted pregnancies, these are questions you will have to face eventually, and in this case sooner is definitely better than later.

In general birth control methods can be classified as barrier, mechanical, hormonal, and natural. There are also the emergency and permanent categories. Regardless of the method, all kinds of birth control are aimed at preventing the sperm to reach and fertilize the egg or prevent the from moving to the womanís womb and grow.

However, regardless of the method, no singular birth control method is 100% effective. Any claims by any medical company or producer of birth control methods are wrong and are thus unethical business practice. The same goes with preventing STDs. No birth control method can correctly say that it can fully prevent infections from STDs.

And then, of course, there are the myths that you need to go over with your health officer for clarifications. These myths began as gossips and spread and spread until they are accepted as truth while otherwise no proof has been provided supporting these claims. One such fallacy is the birth control pills and gaining weight.

Among the birth control questions, this is often asked: will I gain weight if I used birth control pills? The answer is no.

 

 

Anita Naggar

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A Comparison of Birth Control Pills

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A Comparison of Birth Control Pills


Oral contraceptives have been around the market for over 45 years. It was first tagged as the pill when it was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA. This form is the most reliable that women turn to when they want to get pregnant.

A Comparison of Birth Control Pills ñ Helping You Decide

In making a comparison of birth control pills, it should be known that oral contraceptives have been around the market for over 45 years. It was first tagged as the pill when it was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA. This form is the most reliable that women turn to when they want to get pregnant.

Weight Gain

But another side to oral contraceptives is how they affect a woman’s body to gain weight. It really is dumbfounding because you will hear such stories from many women who have used the pill for the obvious reason of avoiding pregnancy.

But despite the fact that it causes additional pounds, the celebrity status that birth control pills have been know for have not diminished through time. Women still relay on these for such purpose, whether they gain weight or not.

This really depends on the body type of a person. Some women do not have problems of this sort. But the ladies who belong to such lucky classification have also not been fighting over the weighing scale as they were growing old. The ones who are prone to gain weight from the pills are those who accumulate fats easily through food and whatever they intake.

For this reason, when a woman gains weight from the pills, she must also be ready to counteract it by having the proper diet and right amount of exercise. You must treat it like your ordinary weight gain. This is for you to be able to trust the pill and likewise, not to risk pregnancy when you are still not ready for it.

You must not fear the drug because of the side effect on your weight. Those can be worked out on. Unlike with unexpected pregnancy, you have to live with that for the rest of your life.

A Brief Comparison of the Pills

There are actually many types of this pill available for you to choose from. The POP or Progestin-only pills have no estrogen. This is usually called the mini-pill. It primarily works to thicken the cervical mucus so that the sperm won’t be able to enter the uterus. This kind must be taken consistently at a certain time everyday to achieve great results.

Combination pills, meanwhile, are those that have estrogen and progestin. The many kinds under this type are said to prevent women from having ovarian cancer as well as endometrial cancer.

The third most popular are the ECPs or emergency contraceptive pills. This must be taken after 120 hours of committing unprotected sex. The drug will prevent you from impregnating as the cause of the act. This shouldn’t be taken regularly though. It is only when needed that one should subject herself to this type of pill.

The important thing to remember when choosing the type of pill that will suit your body is to consult your doctor about it. They know about what will work best for you in terms of this condition because they have scientific knowledge about the field.

This is just a brief comparison of birth control pills. There are a lot more available in the market. And for sure, a lot more will be discovered and developed as time passes by.

 

 

Anita Naggar – August 15, 2009

Anita Naggar is a publisher at Roxy-Publishing.com

 

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A Brief History of Birth Control

A Brief History of Birth Control
Here’s a brief look at the history of birth control. Although pills are very much in demand to avoid getting pregnant for women, these are also causing quite a stir

A Brief History of Birth Control

 

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Here’s a brief look at the history of birth control. Although pills are very much in demand to avoid getting pregnant for women, these are also causing quite a stir.

The reason for this is because birth control pills are known for one side effect. More and more women are complaining that the pills cause them to gain weight. For the ladies who use the pill just to avoid the risk of pregnancy, this is definitely not a good news.

When a woman gains weight because of the pills, it causes her to look at the other options. But not everybody is affected of this kind of side effect. Some women don’t have weight issues regarding the use of birth control pills.

But for the women who are prone to such effect, there are other forms of birth control that they can choose to use. They can go the natural way or the rhythm method. This is where the partners will become involved in a sexual act only when the female is not fertile.

There are methods that are being injected and inserted to the women’s genitals to obtain same effect as the pills. And among the popular ones is through the use of condoms. Nowadays, both men and women have condoms suited for their private parts.

The History

The oldest form of birth control can be the sexual abstinence. But aside from it, the withdrawal effect can also be considered as one.

Coined as the coitus interruptus, this means that the penis of a man will withdraw from the woman’s genitals before the ejaculation. This prevents him from transmitting into the lady or his partner any vital sperm that may cause pregnancy. But this requires a lot of self control on the part of men.

It was also believed that Egyptian women have used suppository for their vaginas on old ages. The term for this type is pessary. This contains oil and other lubricants that will kill the sperm once the woman becomes involved in a sexual act.

The equivalent of today’s female condoms at the time is a cervical cap for Asian women. This is like oiled paper. And for the same goal, Europeans have used beeswax. It was not until the 17th century that a condom was invented. When it was first introduced, it wasn’t as popular as today. And it was intended not only to avoid the risk of pregnancy but also to avoid acquiring sexually transmitted disease like syphilis.

Throughout human history,there are various abortifacients that have been used. But the effects vary and those that were proven effective caused a lot of side effects. In the developing years, the herbal medium was used to act as a contraceptive.

The 20th century introduced the rhythm method or the natural way. It is still being applied today and can be as effective as the birth control pills but will also require a lot of control from both concerning partners.

In 1960, the FDA approved the pill that is now known as birth control. It was in 1972 that the pill became available for married ladies and singles ones who are over the age of 21. This was part of the 26th Amendment.

This brief history of birth control shows you its popularity through time. Although, it is also known to cause added weight, people rely on one or two types in hopes of not risking getting their partners pregnant at the time that they are still not ready for it.

 

 

Roxy-Publishing.com

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August 15, 2009

 

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