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Contraception

There are lots of stories and tips on how to avoid pregnancy while having sex.

You may have heard that the female will not get pregnant:

  • if it is the first time the female has sex
  • if A man pulls out from the vagina before he releases sperm
  • if the female does not have an orgasm
  • if the female has sex during her period
  • if the female is still breastfeeding
  • no matter which position the female and male has sex in.

All these are NOT TRUE! The female can still get pregnant during any of the above.

There is nothing that will give a couple FULL protection from pregnancy. If the female has had sex without using contraception, or feels that the contraception she has used did not work, and she does not want to get pregnant, there are two ‘emergency’ contraception types:

  • Hormonal pills. These must be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected sex.
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). This must be done within 5 days after unprotected sex, or up to 5 days after the earliest time of release of an egg. An IUD is put into the womb.

It is the responsibility of BOTH partners in avoiding pregnancy. If the partners do not want pregnancy to happen, they need to agree together on which contraceptive method they will use to prevent pregnancy.

Each person has his or her own preference of which contraceptive method he/she wants to use. The preference normally changes as the person gets older when he/she changes from one method to another.

There are many contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy, with only some also used to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STDs).

Click on type of contraception for more details below...

Male and Female Condoms
Male and Female Condoms
Combined Pills and Progestogen - only Pills
Combined Pills and Progestogen - only Pills
Contraceptive Injections
Contraceptive Injections
Contraceptive Implants
Contraceptive Implants
Intrauterine Systems (IUS)
Intrauterine Systems (IUS)
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
Contraceptive Patches
Contraceptive Patches
Diaphragms and Caps with Spermcide
Diaphragms and Caps with Spermcide
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning
Female and Male Sterlisation
Female and Male Sterlisation

 


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