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Different Types of Birth Control for Safe Sex with Your Partner

Women tend to choose condoms and pills when it is about contraception. Though birth control pills and condoms work the best for most women, the combined pill may even prevent some types of cancer that don’t suit everyone. However, there are various options available now.

Hormonal contraception can have an effect in women in several ways. It is important that women are aware about all options available for them and how they actually work. You may visit private gynecologist in London and discuss about the problems you are facing with your partner. Read on to know about some types of birth control to enjoy safe sex.

  • Male condom – This condom is made of thin latex that is worn over the penis. It stops sperm from entering into the vagina. It is effective when used as per the instructions. Condoms are the best way to stay protected against any kind of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that may occur during intercourse. They are also a great way to avoid pregnancy and at the same time, enjoy safe sex with your partner.
     
  • Female condom – It is made of thin polyurethane that protects the vagina and prevents sperm from entering inside. The condom helps protect you and your partner from any sexually transmitted diseases. You need to use it at the time of enjoying sex with your partner. There aren’t any side effects associated with it. Visit a gynecology clinic at Harley Street and ask the experts to know more about female condoms.
     
  • Contraceptive injection – This long reversible contraception is effective and does not depend on taking it regularly. A doctor or nurse injects progestogen into the body that lasts for nearly 8 to 13 weeks depending on the kind used. Woman can take this injection during sex and at the time of breastfeeding. It provides some kind of protection from pelvic inflammatory disease and reduces pain during menstruation.
     
  • Contraceptive implant – It is a flexible rod placed under your upper arm’s skin that releases progestogen to stop ovulation. Once you insert it, you do not have to worry about contraception. When the implant gets removed, your fertility will return back to normal state. The implant is meant to last for at least 3 years.
     
  • Intrauterine device – Intrauterine device (IUD) is a small copper and plastic device called ‘coil’ which is inserted into the uterus by the doctor or nurse. Once it is inserted, it starts working immediately and can remain in from 5 to 10 years. Your health care professional can remove it at any point if they feel like. You do not need to think about contraception once it is inserted.
     
  • Intrauterine system – Intrauterine system (IUS) is a small device made of plastic inserted into the uterus that releases progestogen into the womb slowly. This long-acting reversible contraception does not depend on taking it regularly and is highly effective. It may make your periods shorter and lighter. It works for 5 years though it can be removed sooner.

Consult your gynae expert at a reputed gynaecology clinic to know how you can enjoy sexual life with your partner.

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