There are several types of birth control widely used to prevent pregnancy. Some methods are for men and some for women. If you are having sex with your partner while using any type of birth control, you must remember that all these types of birth control have failure rate, e.g., latex condoms and diaphragms having 15-20% failure rate while in case of birth control pills, injection, sterilization and IUD you have to bear a risk of about 5%. Various types of birth control are described below:
It is the most common method, easily available and of course is not expensive. It is sold without a doctor’s prescription. You can buy condom from any super Store, medical store or any other related shops. Mostly it is made of latex rubber that should be put on erect penis before having sex. It prevents the partners from pregnancy as well as STD (sexually transmitted disease).
It is a 17 Cm long pouch that has two rings at both ends. Women wear it before having sex. Open end has a slightly larger ring, which rests outside the vagina. Close end has a smaller ring that keeps the female condom in correct place. It has the similar properties as of male condom that it keeps the vagina away from the skin of the penis or from the secretion from the penis. It also prevents you from pregnancy as well as STD.
Birth Control Pills
It is based on hormones that keep the sperm from reaching eggs and also keeping ovaries from releasing eggs. It generally comes in 21 or 28 days pack and you must take one pill daily. It does not protect you from STD.
It is a permanent method of birth control, which involves surgery, that makes a man sterile or you can say that after having vasectomy operation a man cannot make a woman pregnant. The operation does not take much time, hardly it takes half an hour and during the operation doctor uses local anesthesia. However it does not affect your potency. You must remember that after using this method of birth control you will never become a father in future.
It is also a permanent method of birth control, involving surgery that makes a woman sterile. However this operation takes more time than vasectomy and doctor do the operation under general anesthesia. You must remember that after opting this method of birth control you will never become a mother in future.
The function of spermicides is to kill the sperms before reaching uterus. It is a chemical product and is available in the form of foam, cream and jelly. You must insert it less than 20 minutes before intercourse and for subsequent sex. You can buy it from any drug store or grocery store. It is alone not effective against STD. It is recommended that you must use condom with spermicides to protect yourself against STD.
Apart from above you can also have natural birth control i.e., abstinence. It means you should not have sex in those days when women can become pregnant. You can ask your doctor about these days.