Pregnancy

In this section you will find articles related to safe sex, methods of contraception, and avoiding pregnancy.

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What is Tubal ligation or 'getting your tubes tied'?

Tubal ligation or tubectomy is a permanent method of female birth control. It is also known as 'getting your tubes tied' or female sterilisation. It is an irreversible, surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy.

What is vasectomy or male sterilisation?

Also called male sterilisation, vasectomy is a surgical procedure that involves cutting or blocking two tubes so that sperm can no longer get into the semen.

Can I get pregnant if I miss one birth control pill?

You need to use a back-up birth control method like a condom, otherwise you could get pregnant. 

What are birth control pills?

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

Can I get pregnant if he pulls out before ejaculation?

The simple answer is yes, chances are that you can get pregnant even if he pulls out or withdraws before ejaculation. Let's find out more details about this method.

How to dispose condoms safely after sex?

Taking off and disposing of a condom requires some careful thought and action. Should you flush it? Should you just throw it in a dustbin? Here are some useful tips on how to use condoms.

Buying condoms? Read this first

There are so many condoms brands, sizes and types of condoms out there. Condoms are readily available in all pharmacies and drug stores. In addition some health centers also distribute them for free. Here are some tips to keep in mind when buying condoms.

I am allergic to condoms, what to do?

A lot of people are allergic to latex, which is the most common material used by most condom brands for making condoms. If that applies to you or your partner, look for ones made of nitrile or other materials. Find your best condoms!

My condom broke during sex, what to do?

Sometimes condoms break. This can happen when you don't wear the right condom size or just because of bad luck. You can try a different condom brand or size next time and read tips below:

How to wear condoms - female condoms?

Female condoms be worn and removed at home on a need basis. Here is a quick guide to wear or how to use condoms for females effectively.

What is Mirena - hormonal IUD

The hormonal IUD or Mirena 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).

What is IUD or intrauterine device

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