Birth Control Tips Archive

Birth control and cramps

Birth control and cramps Birth control pills are believed to be quite effective for reducing the cramps that occur during menstruation. They do this by reducing the production of menstrual tissue that is formed and also lower the level of pain caused due to uterine contraction. The possibility of

What is emergency contraception?

What is emergency contraception? This procedure of contraception is used for preventing pregnancy after having unprotected sexual intercourse. This can be used if regular birth control method fails or if you forget to use your regular form of birth control. Emergency contraceptive pills are also called morning after pills

Can breastfeeding help in birth control?

Can breastfeeding help in birth control? Yes! It’s true; breastfeeding can help in birth control. For first few months after the delivery, the mother feed her child with breast milk which acts as a natural form of birth control or complete natural contraception. It is the time given by

Can the birth control pill fail

Can the birth control pill fail In today’s world there are various birth control options available in the market including men’s birth control pills. Oral contraceptives, lotions, men and women condoms and jellies can be used; but none gives 100% guarantee. Each has their own side effects and failures.

Chance of vasectomy failure

Chance of vasectomy failure Vasectomy, though very reliable does carry with it a risk of failure, however small. There occurs one failure for every two thousand vasectomies. Most failures occur during the first few weeks of vasectomy while its safety is not yet confirmed. Therefore it becomes imperative to

Birth control side effects on sexual life

Birth control side effects on sexual life Birth control pills contain synthetic estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can cause several side effects including weight gain, headaches and loss of libido. There are many factors which explain decreased libido in women who use birth control pills. The pill not only

Are there any drug interactions with taking Seasonique?

Are there any drug interactions with taking Seasonique? Yes, there are drug interactions with taking Seasonique. Seasonique (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) has the chances of interaction with several other medications. According to the available studies, nearly 430 medicines are said to interact with Seasonique. Out of that, 10 are major drug

Birth control with no hormones

Birth control with no hormones There are several Birth control options that do not contain hormones. The reason for opting birth control without hormones can be due to its side effects. Some of the options that help in achieving the same results as with hormones are as follows:  

Barrier method for birth control

Barrier method for birth control Barrier methods of birth control are almost as old as the human race is and involves implanting a barrier into the vagina in order to block sperm from entering the uterus. The diaphragm, the cervical cap and the contraceptive sponge are three barrier methods

What is a Female Condom?

What is a Female Condom? A plastic pouch that is inserted into the vagina before having sex. It prevents pregnancy and also helps aid in the reduction of STD’s. This is one of the few birth control methods that does help in the prevention of STD’s. The open end