Essay about Birth Control

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Birth control Assignment

When putting on a condom, you must remember to do these 5 things:

1.Before using a condom check the expiration date on the packaging
2. Carefully open the wrapper, as using teeth or nails can damage it
3. Ensure the condom is not torn, brittle, stiff, or sticky or discard it and use another one
4.Make sure the tip of the condom is facing up, and leave a half inch space for semen collection
5.Make sure you pull out before the penis gets soft, and hold on to the bade of the condom so it doesn’t slide off.

Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you: What is it? | How does it work | Effectiveness | Advantages | Disadvantages | Oral Contraceptive Pills

they require a prescription, and are the most popular method of birth control. | Prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg, and is used once a day, thickens cervical mucus, and causes changes in the lining of the uterus. | 99.7% effective when used perfectly and With typical use, it is 92% effective | Effective and reversible, Makes periods more regular and decreases menstrual cramping, Less acne and less hirsutism, Decreases the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer | Must remember to take every day, irregular bleeding or spotting, nausea, bloating, breast tenderness, and headaches, May increase the risk of blood clots, Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections | Transdermal Patch
A small patch placed on the skin on the buttocks, upper outer arm, lower abdomen or upper body, where Two hormones (estrogen and progestin) are released slowly and absorbed through the skin | Apply patch once a week for three weeks and then one week without the patch, the patch prevents the ovary from releasing an egg, thickens the cervical mucus, and causes changes in the lining of the uterus | The patch is 99.7% effective when used perfectly and with typical use, it is 92% effective | Effective and reversible, Once a week, Makes periods more regular and decreases menstrual cramping | irregular bleeding or spotting, breast tenderness, and headaches, Possible skin irritation where the patch is applied, Patch may detach from skin, May increase the risk of blood clots | Vaginal Contraceptive Ring
A flexible ring that measures 54 mm across, The ring releases two hormones (estrogen and progestin) that are absorbed through the vagina | The ring is inserted into the vagina where it stays for a total of three weeks. The ring is then removed and the woman has one “ring-free” week, prevents the ovary from releasing an egg, thickens the cervical mucus, and causes changes in the lining of the uterus | The ring is 99.7% effective when used perfectly, and with typical use, it is 92% effective | Effective and reversible, Once a month contraception, Makes periods more regular, Does not interfere with intercourse | irregular bleeding or spotting, nausea, breast tenderness, and headache, May cause vaginal discomfort or irritation, The ring may fall out | Injectable Contraceptive
An injection that is given in the arm or buttocks 4 times per year, It contains only one hormone (a progestin) and does not contain estrogen. | Prevents the ovary from releasing an egg, Thickens the cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to get through, Causes changes in the lining of the uterus | The “shot” is 99.7% effective when used perfectly, with typical use, it is 97% effective | Effective and reversible, Does not contain estrogen, Only 4 times per year, May be suitable for breastfeeding women, May stop having periods, Improves symptoms of endometriosis, Decreases the risk of endometrial cancer | Irregular bleeding is a common side effect, Causes a decrease in bone mineral density.May cause weight gain, delay in getting pregnant when it is stopped, Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections | Sponge
A soft foam sponge that contains a spermicide to disable sperm.Available in stores, pharmacies and online | Sponge is placed inside the…