What Is NuvaRing

NuvaRing is a contraceptive option for female who wants to prevent pregnancy for certain period of time. The structure of this pill is similar to a small and flexible ring whose size is like silver dollar. The NuvaRing comprises of certain female hormones similar to other birth control pills.

This NuvaRing is inserted into vagina manually and is kept in vagina itself for 3 weeks so that low amount of hormones is secreted to avoid pregnancy. NuvaRing is removed from vagina for a time of one week during menstrual cycle. This NuvaRing is very effective in avoiding pregnancy when it is properly used. A woman using NuvaRing may experience following side effects: swelling in breast, unexplained weight gain resulting in obesity, severe headache and feeling of nausea.
Women who have diseases like blood clot, stroke and heart disease should avoid the use of NuvaRing. Also women who smoke more than 35 cigarettes a day, woman suffering from breast cancer should avoid the use of NuvaRing. Less bleeding during period, risk of developing ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer reduces, decrease in pain during menstrual cycle are some of the advantages associated with NuvaRing. Only one NuvaRing should be inserted and it should be

Can the birth control pill fail

In today’s world there are various birth control options available in the market including men’s birth control pills. Oral contraceptives, lotions, men and women condoms and jellies can be used; but none gives 100% guarantee. Each has their own side effects and failures. There are various reasons for the failure of the birth control pills. It is difficult o jolt all of them at one place. Some of the very basic may include:

Illness or supplementary medications: the effectiveness of the birth control pills may decrease due to the supplements consumed during illness. The contact between the supplements and birth control pills can sometimes cause the changes in hormone level in the blood and unplanned pregnancy.

Changing the birth control methods: it is very important to consult a right person or if needed a consultant before selecting any birth control method. This might unnecessary cause you any side effects. Constantly changing your birth control method may lead to unintentional pregnancy. You should be aware that if you are unable to take the pill for more than seven days after the last active birth control pill, you should use a back up contraception for the first seven days of consuming the new birth control pills.

Chance of vasectomy failure

Vasectomy, though very reliable does carry with it a risk of failure, however small. There occurs one failure for every two thousand vasectomies. Most failures occur during the first few weeks of vasectomy while its safety is not yet confirmed. Therefore it becomes imperative to ensure that your vasectomy is safe. This is done by testing the ejaculate for any sperms in it.

If sperms are found in the testing samples even after three months of surgery, another surgery has to be considered. One must wait for at least 30 to 40 ejaculations before proceeding with unprotected intercourse. Failure may also occur after years following the surgery. These are very rare. Pregnancy might happen after such a long period of time because sometimes recanalization occurs.

Recanalization means the joining together of the two separated ends of the vas deferens. It might happen due to the relative positioning of the two ends inside the scrotum. Recanalization may also happen immediately after the operation due to the combination of white blood cells, sperm granuloma and scar tissue, thereby creating a new channel between the two separate ends which then become connected. Only regular checkups, say once in a year, can ensure complete safety from failures.

Birth control with no hormones

There are several Birth control options that do not contain hormones. The reason for opting birth control without hormones can be due to its side effects. Some of the options that help in achieving the same results as with hormones are as follows:
Barrier methods: this option includes condoms for both males and females or cervical caps and diaphragms. They help in preventing pregnancy by stopping the sperm from entering into the cervix. The possibility that this method might fail is 10-15 percent.

Rhythm: in this method, abstinence is practiced when the fertile time is high in females. The woman’s ovulation cycle is planned and sex is performed accordingly. The chances of this option to not work are 20%.

Withdrawal: this works by taking the penis back from the vagina before he ejaculates sperms. In this way, the sperms are prevented from entering the cervix.

Sterilization: either the male or the female undergoes surgery wherein vas deferens of men is cut or fallopian tube of female is cut. After undergoing this surgery, there is no chance of getting pregnant. It is one of the most effective birth control options without hormones.

Spermicide: this is not very effective method as the failure rate is 20-50%. It comes in the form of cream, gel, suppository or foam that kills the sperm when it enters the vagina.

Barrier method for birth control

Barrier methods of birth control are almost as old as the human race is and involves implanting a barrier into the vagina in order to block sperm from entering the uterus. The diaphragm, the cervical cap and the contraceptive sponge are three barrier methods used in the present day and age.

These three barrier methods are most effective when used along with a good spermicide (jelly, cream or foam). No matter which of these three barrier methods are opted for, the barrier should be inserted before having intercourse and should be allowed to remain inside the vagina for six hours after intercourse. It is recommended to get the diaphragm and cervical cap inserted and set in place by a doctor

Female and male condoms are other popular barrier methods of contraception, but these do not need to be left on after intercourse. Barrier methods of contraception are not recommended for women who have just had an abortion or given birth. Apart from this, women who have had recent cervical surgery, frequent urinary tract infections (UTI) and women with weak vaginal muscles should avoid the barrier method. There are also the risks of infection and allergy to the components of the barrier used.

Desogen birth control pills

Desogen birth control pills contain desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Its brand names include Apri, Cesia, Desogen, Kariva, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia and Velivet. This pill has both estrogen and progestin. The pill works primarily by blocking ovulation. It also causes certain changes in the cervical mucus so that sperm cannot reach the egg. The medication also makes the uterine lining less receptive to the embryo so that implantation cannot occur. Desogen comes in a pack of 28 pills with 21 active hormonal pills and 7 sugar pills. The active pills contain 0.15 mg of desogestrel and 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol. You will have to take the pill at the same time daily. You may start your period while you are on the last seven pills. When the pack of pills is over, you will have to start the new pack.

There are some side effects like nausea and headache which are associated with desogen. These pills should not be taken by people who have a history of heart problems blot clots, high blood pressure, migraine, abnormal bleeding, breast lumps, and breastfeeding mothers. Take desogen only in the dosage prescribed by your doctor. Overdosing can cause symptoms like heavy bleeding, nausea and vomiting. If you miss a pill or overdose, contact your doctor immediately.

Can breastfeeding help in birth control?

Yes! It's true; breastfeeding can help in birth control. For first few months after the delivery, the mother feed her child with breast milk which acts as a natural form of birth control or complete natural contraception. It is the time given by the nature to have some time of gap between babies. The method of birth control through breastfeeding is known as Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). The doctor says that it is a dependable way of stopping your fertility to take care of your baby completely. Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) works in such a way that while you breast feeding your baby, a hormone is produced in large amount by your body, the hormone is called as prolactin. This hormone induces the production of milk in you to feed your baby.

At the same this hormone also acts as a fertility suppressant which blocks the release of the hormones responsible for ovulation in your body. Os it is clear that the production of prolactin hormone stops your menstrual cycle temporally which in turn suspend the production of ovum and acts as a birth control at that stage. The more you feed your baby and the more smartly your infant suckles decides the duration of Lactational Amenorrhea Method of birth control.

Birth control with herbal ingredients

Herbs as birth control are very effective which can be used by both the men and women. The herbs has the ability to weaken the fertility in various ways such as affecting fertility in the uterus or blocking the ovaries, by stopping certain hormone production and even sometimes interfering in the production of sperm or by affecting nidation process. Herbs as birth control come in varieties of doses like daily dosage and whenever needed. First before taking any birth control method just learn about the menstrual cycle. Usually in women, periods occur 14 days after ovulation; calculate when your body will be fertile, so that you can choose the herb and their dosage depending on it.

Some of the herb used for birth control

* Neem oil is very effective herb in controlling pregnancy in women. Neem oil is used orally on a daily basis in men and in women it is introduced virginally.
* Wild carrot seeds, it is used only when needed and it must be taken within 7 to 8 hours of sperm exposure. This leads to vaginal dryness. It is advised that not to use this herb for birth control if you are a new mom or if you stopped taking other contraceptive pills very recently.
* Rutin tablets or vitamin P and wild yam are also used for birth control

Is birth control patch effective?

There are several birth control options available in the market and each is effective in their own way. Birth control patch is one of the effective options available in the market. It is very important to take a doctor’s advice before its use. If used in the correct way it can be 99 percent effective. Birth control patch is a small patch which looks like an adhesive bandage. It can be applied on abdomen, upper torso, upper arm, or buttocks. It should be used under the expert’s guidance for its best results. The misuse of the birth control patch can lead into pregnancy. Out of 100 females only five to seven can get pregnant while on the patch. The warnings and the instructions should be read and followed carefully to avoid any side effects and pregnancy.

There are basic rules which need to be followed during the use of birth control patch. The effectiveness of the patch can also change due to several natural conditions. The use of patch along with the other antibiotics can interfere in the effective of the patch. It won’t work well with the females weighting more than 89 kg. Use of makeup and lotion should be avoided to last it long on the skin to increase its effectiveness.
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  1. Was a beautiful page. Thanks to the designers and managers.

  2. Thanks to your birth control tips! I am doing some research about it for my thesis.

  3. Forgotten and forlorn the copper IUD -Paragard- has been left out!

    It contains *no hormones*, can be used as an Emergency Contraceptive 5 - 7 days after an oops with 99.9% protection (this far exceeds the EC pills) and it's protection lasts 12 years! It's also the perfect method to use after LAM when breastfeeding and between planning your children.

    Another point of interest concerning IUDs -
    The Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecologist, US Preventative Task Force and the World Health Organization have all changed their guidelines allowing teens the use of IUDs.

    * Teens and other young women can get an IUD.
    * Women with multiple sex partners can get an IUD.
    * Women who have never had a pregnancy can get an IUD.

    It is crucial to encourage teens and young women to consider a long term contraception that is low-risk and completely reversible.