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9 Contraceptive Methods Apart From Condoms You Should Know About

- 23rd February 2017

The most methods of avoiding the risk of an unplanned pregnancy for most couples still remains the traditional condoms or the emergency contraceptive pills. Here are 9 hassle free contraceptive methods which are absolutely safe and devoid of any side effects:

 1. Female Condoms

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Made of a material called polyurethane, this contraceptive method is almost 99% effective. It lines the vagina up to the cervix and helps not only prevent unwanted pregnancy but also reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

2. Combination Pill

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A combination pill contains a combination of both estrogen and progestin. However, for maximum effectiveness this pill should be consumed everyday at the same time.

3. Progestin Pills

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A safe contraceptive pill for breastfeeding mothers and those suffering from other medical conditions. Like the combination pills this one should also be consumed everyday at the same time.

4. IUD

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Also popularly known as the Copper T, this method consists of a small coil that is made up of copper and plastic which is inserted into the uterus. The biggest advantage of this method is that it does not require you to remember to take the pills everyday.

5. Diaphragm

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This is a shallow dome shaped cup that is inserted into the vagina which covers the cervix and prevents the sperms from entering the uterus.

 6.Contraceptive Injections

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The injection consists of the hormone progestogen which causes thickening of the cervix and prevents the sperms from making their way into the uterus. This is a long-term contraceptive solution but not a permanent one.

7. Contraceptive Implant

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In this contraceptive method, a 40mm small flexible tube is inserted through the skin of the upper arm. This tube releases progestogen that helps in preventing unplanned pregnancy.

8. Contraceptive Patch

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This patch consists of a mix of estrogen and progestogen that works in a similar way as the injection and the implant.

10. Vaginal Ring

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This is a tiny plastic ring that is inserted into the vagina for three weeks a month. This ring releases progestin and estrogen to the vagina thereby acting as the contraceptive.

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