Benefits of Birth Control

Benefits of Birth Control

Birth control methods aim to help women avoid unwanted pregnancies if they do not want it. Through the years, developments in some of the methods have made birth control even safer for women. Not only that, today’s birth control methods may even provide other added benefits to the women who use them. Risks ThenIt has been quite a long time since women have serious concerns over using birth control methods in the past. Risks of pelvic infections come with use of the Dalkon Shield in the past. Ear…

Dealing With Birth Control Side Effects

Dealing With Birth Control Side Effects

There are various ways in which women may be affected by common birth control methods. The use of hormone-based birth control for example may offer a number of side effects that may range from the tolerable to the more serious ones that may affect some women enough to switch to other methods. Some women may not be able to know what they can tolerate unless they try. For women starting on birth control, here are some of the common side effects to expect and how to deal with them. NauseaMany women…

Variations On Basal Body Temperature Chart

Variations On Basal Body Temperature Chart

Basal Body Temperature is used to find out when ovulation will occur. For most women, it is basically standard – low means 97.0 F range. High means 98.0 range, with a .4 rise the day after ovulation and a 14 day luteal phase. The luteal phase means the time from ovulation to menstruation or the start of the next cycle. However, for some women there are some variations on their temperature charts. But there are several possible explanations for these variations.High temperatures on the whole char…

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

As the name suggests, emergency contraception are your back up plan in case something happens. When you have unprotected intercourse, your condom breaks or if your birth control failed or was used incorrectly, there is still something you can do to if you are not planning on getting pregnant yet.What Is Emergency Contraception?Commonly know as the morning after pill, emergency contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or if your birth control di…

Permanent Birth Control Methods

Permanent Birth Control Methods

Some people, after having the family they planned would opt to have a procedure which makes them permanently infertile. For others, it is a solution to a dilapidating disease. In the United States, permanent birth control tend to be one of the most popular methods of birth control. VasectomyA procedure in which a small incision is made in the upper part of a man’s scrotum. The vas deferens (the two tubes that carry sperm into the semen) are cut apart and then tied off. The incision is then stitc…

Natural Methods of Birth Control

Natural Methods of Birth Control

Birth control has steadily gained popularity since the ushering of the modern age. People have become more “open minded” and with the advent of using sex to sell, more and more people – who are not yet ready to become parents – are sexually active. But birth control is also very helpful when planning a family, as well as to prevent spreading diseases. Birth control has since been called many names, such as contraception, fertility control, pregnancy prevention and family planning. Basically, bir…