While a large variety of birth control methods have been introduced to both men and women who would like to avoid pregnancy through sexual intercourse, many of these methods are known to cause certain side-effects that can become unpleasant and even disruptive to a person’s daily life. The side-effects may lead to fewer people using some of the birth control methods that have been introduced, but this does not mean there are no options that can help to reduce the risk of side-effects, while still providing an effective method for preventing pregnancy.
Preferred Birth Control Method For Minimal Side-Effects
A large number of women have opted for oral contraceptives in the past, but the problem is that these pills are known to cause a number of potential side-effects. An estimated 16% of all women at a reproductive age are already on “the pill.” These pills can either contain a single-sex hormone, or a combination of hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, to produce specific effects.
Women who are not keen on the side-effects, such as mood swings, weight gain, and a reduction in their sex drive, that may occur due to the use of oral contraception pills often look for alternative options.
At the moment, the safest option in terms of side-effects would be the use of condoms. There are both male and female condoms on the market that can help to provide a significant reduction in the risk of pregnancy. Another benefit of opting for condoms would be the fact that they are the only birth control methods that are known to effectively reduce the risk of spreading sexually transmittable diseases, such as herpes, HIV, and certain types of Hepatitis.
It is important, however, to note that when using a condom, there is not a 100% protection against sexually transmittable diseases. Additionally, condoms also do not offer full protection against pregnancy. There are many reasons why a condom may not be the safest option for a particular individual.
In many cases where a condom does not offer full protection, the user of the condom is not using the product correctly in order to maximize its effectiveness in producing a protective effect against both STDs and pregnancy. This is why both men and women are advised to become acknowledged with the technique that should be used to fit a condom.
When a man uses a condom, it is important for him to notice when the condom comes off. Not noticing this would completely eliminate the protective mechanism that a condom would be able to offer both the man and his sexual partner.
Birth control is an important technique that needs to be implemented for pregnancy to be avoided when a couple participates in sexual intercourse, but with many options to choose from, some people feel confused in terms of which option is best for them. While there are many birth control methods known to cause unpleasant side-effects, safer options are also available that does not lead to such side-effects.