Types of Birth Control

Some kinds of birth control work better than others. And different methods suit different people. Let's dive in to the various types of birth control that are available to you.

Facts

How to wear condoms - do's and don'ts

There are many types of condoms. Do you need help on how to put on male condoms or female condoms? You searching for best condoms that fit right and work perfect? Read below:

Copper IUD

The Copper-T IUD, which is often sold under the name 'Multiload' is a non-hormonal birth control device that sits in your uterus or womb. It’s a t-shaped piece of plastic wrapped with a coil of copper-wire. That's why some people call it the 'coil'.

Hormonal IUD/Mirena

The hormonal IUD is a small cylinder about as long as a matchstick that is put inside the uterus or womb. It's put in place by a doctor, and can stay in the body for up to five years. It works by giving off a steady low dose of the hormone progestogen (levonorgestrel).

IUD

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive device which is inserted into the uterus.

Withdrawal

Withdrawal is when a man pulls his penis out of a woman’s vagina before he ejaculates – the moment where semen comes out of his penis. It’s also known as the pull out method or coitus interruptus.

Outercourse/Sex without penetration

Outercourse can mean different things to different people. Some people consider outercourse as any sex play without sexual intercourse (when a man inserts his penis into a woman’s vagina). For others, outercourse means sex play without any penetration (oral, anal, vaginal).

Emergency contraception/I-pill / Unwanted 72

You’ve had intercourse without using contraception, even though you don’t want to be pregnant. Or you think something could have gone wrong with your contraception – perhaps you forgot to take your pill, or a condom burst. What can you do?

The pill

It’s a pill that women swallow every day. Combined birth control pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin. 'Mini-pills', or progestin-only pills, only contain progestin.

Abstinence

In general, abstinence means not having sexual intercourse. You can enjoy being sexual and intimate without having sexual intercourse.

Condoms - Pros and Cons

Condoms come in different sizes, styles and shapes. There are many types of condoms and condom sizes. Condoms can be made out of latex, polyurethane, or lambskin. You can get them lubricated or unlubricated. Sometimes they contain spermicide. You can also get flavoured, coloured, or ribbed condoms.

Talking about condoms

There are many types of condoms. A condom is a rubber sheath that fits over the penis to stop sperm from getting into the vagina. It's like a very thin and stretchy tube-shaped bag, with a teat at the closed end to collect the sperm.