Pregnancy, when welcomed by both the partners in a relationship can be joyful and the happiest phase of one’s life. Pregnancy calls for great responsibilities, compromises, care, and patience.
So, when pregnancy is unplanned and unwanted, it can turn out to be one of the most disturbing phases of one’s life. Not only does it create tension between the two partners, but also is unhealthy for the child-bearer and the fetus itself.
It is best to avoid unplanned pregnancy. There are several ways to avoid unplanned pregnancy. Those are as follows:
Avoid sexual intercourse
Abstinence from any sexual intercourse or sexual relationship is logically the best to avoid any chance of becoming pregnant when you are not ready for it. The chance of becoming pregnant can be altogether removed by not indulging in any sexual intercourse.
You anyway should not indulge in any sexual relationship unless you are ready. Once you have decided to have a sexual relationship with someone, no matter which contraceptive method you use, there will always be a chance to get pregnant.
This is perhaps the most common and effective method to avoid pregnancy. This has been recorded to prevent 90% of unwanted pregnancies. This is a safe method not only to prevent pregnancy but also to prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
IUD or Intra Uterine Devices are another effective method to prevent unwanted pregnancies. It is inserted into the uterus and can be carried around for 5 years.
It does not have any side-effect on the body and health of a woman and is safe for prevention of unwanted pregnancy.
Birth Control Pills
Another common yet effective method to prevent pregnancy is Birth Control Pills. Birth Control Pills work on the hormones that cause ovulation and delays or prevent it, hence, preventing pregnancy one is not ready for.
These pills are an effective method to avoid pregnancy but must be taken under medical prescription.
Female Sponge is a safety device to prevent unwanted pregnancy and is free of hormones, unlike other methods.
It has to be inserted into the vagina. It is an easy yet effective method to use, which also prevents STDs.
The only disadvantage is that the idea of Female Sponge is not wide enough and is not readily available at local drug stores
Female Contraceptive Devices
There are several Female Contraceptive devices available now. For eg, Diaphragm.
The diaphragm is a flexible rubber disc which has to be inserted deep inside the cervix through the vagina, in a clinical setting.
It is customized in terms of the size of different individuals and is a common method to control and prevent pregnancy.
There are Female condoms as well which are equally safe and effective in preventing unwanted pregnancy.
All of these methods are effective but is very essential to take a proper decision when it comes to choosing a proper contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy as it is going to have a life-long impact on the sexual life and the relationship between you and your partner. Always go on to consult a doctor before you make any decision in this context.