4 Simple Ways Couples Can Avoid Pregnancy Without Using Condoms

Condoms were first used in 3000 B.C. and was incorporated into the rubber we use today in 1855. Condoms have been a low-cost preventive measure for individuals to control STDs and pregnancy, but research shows that they are only 80 percent effective for both male and female condoms, and they can also ruin the sensation during intercourse.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Below are several simple and successful methods for couples to avoid pregnancy without using condoms.

1. sponge

The contraceptive sponge is comprised of spermicide-infused polyurethane foam. The sponge is inserted into the female organ to prevent the uterus from being accessed. This will protect you from pregnancy and STDs by 88-90%.

2. diaphragm

According to healthline a diaphragm is a birth control barrier that is implanted inside the female organ. Before use, spermicide should be applied to the diaphragm. These are claimed to be 90% effective. STDs are not prevented by this.

3. Patches

This contraceptive is over 99 percent effective, according to the NHS, and is applied to the upper arm, back, or buttocks. The patches function by releasing a daily dose of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) into the circulation through the skin to prevent monthly egg ovulation. The patches are applied to the skin for three weeks and then removed for one week, but they can irritate the skin.

4. Intra uterine Devices

This is a little gadget that a doctor implants in the uterus and consists of two parts:

i. Hormonal: once fitted, this can last up to five years. It prevents sperm from entering the uterus by thickening the cervical mucus.

ii. Copper: This iud is covered in copper and can last up to ten years. This iud kills sperm that attempt to enter the uterus.

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