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Contraception And Its Uses

So Why Do We Need To Use Contraceptives?

Well to get straight to the point, it will stop us girls from getting pregnant for a start. Secondly, but just as importantly, depending on which type of contraception is used, the risk of catching an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) will be greatly reduced.

So What Sorts Of Contraception Are There?

There are all sorts of different contraceptives available nowadays.

The most common and frequently used types are the Barrier Methods and the Contraceptive Pill.

Barrier Methods: -

Male Condoms, Female Condoms, Diaphragms, Spermicides.Male/Female Condoms, Diaphragms and Spermicides prevent sperm from gaining access to the female reproductive system. So in other words there would be a barrier in the way that would prevent the sperm getting girls pregnant.

Male/Female Condoms and Diaphragms only, will prevent STIís from being passed from one partner to another. This is because they are all sheaths made of latex rubber, which will act as a barrier to the micro-organisms or STIís. Spermicides will NOT protect you from STIís as they are only chemicals that are used to kill sperm. There is no sheath there to act as a barrier for STIís. SPERMICIDES WILL NOT KILL THE MICRO-ORGANISMS, WHICH ARE THAT OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS.

Contraceptive Pill:-

There are two different types of Contraceptive pill:

  • Progesterone-Only Pills
  • Combined Oral Pills (contain oestrogen as well as progesterone hormones)

They both do the same thing. They are taken daily and are used to suppress ovulation. When taken correctly they prevent sperm penetration making implantation less likely. What you have to remember is that the pill only protects against pregnancy. THE PILL DOES NOT PROTECT ANYONE FROM STIís


Aahhhh!! Too Much Information To Take In!

Told you there was a lot to think about. If youíre starting to get lost in the thought of what contraceptive to use then hereís a quick answer:

  • If us girls take control and think about taking the pill then that will prevent us from pregnancy, when used accurately. A Qualified Practitioner only prescribes the pill. They can be obtained from your family doctor, which is best, as then they will know your whole family medical history Ė which can be important. If you really donít want to see your normal doctor then Family Planning Clinics and Brook Advisory Clinics will be able to help you.

  • If you boys, want to protect you and your girlfriend from nasty infections then get some condoms. They will act as more protection from pregnancy and will help you stay away from infections. Condoms can be bought over the counter from Pharmacies or in Supermarkets. You can even get them free from Family Planning Clinics. Donít be embarrassed to get them! Youíd be more embarrassed going to the Doctors with an infection than buying a packet of condoms. So buy them!!!  And donít forget to check that they have the official kitemark of the British Standards Institution on them.

  • If your boyfriend/girlfriend is not happy to use a condom then simply tell them that you will not sleep with them. Is it really worth risking it? If youíre not too sure then you obviously havenít read the STI page yet!!

CONDOMS + CONTRACEPTIVE PILL = SAFER SEX

Read:

How to put on a Condom

Myths and Facts about Condoms

Morning After Pill

STI's The Facts


Links:

Sexwise
Website: www.ruthinking.co.uk
Tel: 0800 28 29 30

AIDS Helpline (National)
Tel: 0800 567123

Terence Higgins Trust
Website: www.tht.org.uk
Tel: 020 7242 1010

Remember!!! - Having sex under the age of 16 in the UK is illegal

- Vick

Safe Sex
Would you or do you practise safe sex?
Yeah, you're stupid not to
Depends on the circumstances and the situation
No


If you believe the media we're all having sex, myth or the truth?
Is everybody having sex?
No, I'm not and my friends and everybody else just lie and exaggerate
Yeah but not as much as everybody makes out about
Yes, I am and so is everbody I know

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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick