Health Finals Essay

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Kiefer Ken C. Rondina
Health 110 ­ 003 What are the four categories of contraception available? Be sure to give a description and examples for each category. Barrior Methods ­ are methods that block the meeting of egg and sperm by means of a physical barrier (such as condoms, diaphragms or cervical caps) or a chemical barrier
(such as spermicide and sponges).
Hormonal Methods ­ refers to birth control that contains synthetic estrogen and/or progestin (such as oral contraceptives, progestin­only pills, contraceptive patch, vaginal rings, contraceptive injections, implantable rods).
Behavioral Methods
­ these methods rely on one or both partners altering their sexual behavior (such as withdrawal, abstinence, fertility awareness methods).
Surgical Methods ­ can prevent pregnancy permanently (such as sterilization, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, vasectomy). How does an intrauterine device (IUD) work to prevent pregnancy? IUD affects the way sperm and egg move thereby preventing fertilization. It is placed in the uterus through the cervix and is left there for 5 to 10 years at a time and can be removed by a clinician. What are the advantages & disadvantages of the two types of surgical contraceptives? Both surgical contraceptives, female and male sterilization, are highly effective and permanent and has no effect on a woman's or man's sex drive. However, it offers no protection against STI transmission, it is initially expensive and in some cases, can occur serious complications. Discuss the difference between complementary, alternative & conventional medicine. Contemporary & alternative medicine (CAM) is based on the belief that a medical care provider has to treat the whole person ­ body, mind and spirit. While,
medicine is based on scientific knowledge of the body and relies on surgeries or conventional medications. What are some of problems caused by population growth? Impact on other species.
Impact on our food supply.
Land degradation and contamination of drinking water.
Impact on energy consumption.

How can someone practice responsible food handling at home? Wash your hands and all produce before eating it, avoid