AMA Meds CANADA

Birth Control: Measures, One and Many

Press Release   •   Aug 18, 2012 01:20 EDT

Birth control is not an old consideration. In two different perspectives, its necessity is seriously accounted in the present epoch. States like India and China are over-populated, and therefore, they want to limit population growth. For control of birth rate, governments of these countries have designed some programs, popularly known as family planning programs. Second, some people do not want to have a child, although they do not like to have a sex-starved life. To achieve both of these targets, measures that have been taken in different parts of the world are a few in numbers, but all of them does not completely assure the people who go for having sex. It is always good for the concerned couple to secure advices of the medical specialist so that they get expected results.

Sometimes, hormones are used for birth control. Hormonal shot, oral pills, patch, intrauterine devices, vaginal ring are some of the measures accepted by the couple for this purpose. Contraceptives through use of hormones are highly assuring options for control of birth. Simultaneously, it should be borne in mind that there are greater side-effects if people depend on these measures. It does not suit to any woman who has failed to possess sound health.

Sometimes, people choose intrauterine devices for birth control. In this process, a copper-made T-shaped device is inserted in the uterus of the woman. The device acts as an obstacle for the eggs to get fertilized. For insertion of the device, the woman should be assisted by an expert gynecologist and his advices should be followed. This measure is mostly safe, but for unusual bleeding because of its use, physicians must be immediately contacted.

There are some other methods of restriction and they are female diaphragm, cervical cap, sponges, and of course, condoms. For people who do have sex without preparation and without having earlier introduction with the partner, condom is the best, because it prevents pregnancy and works well as trusted protector against transmission of sexual diseases. For diaphragm and cervical cap, one should note that these are to be customized, because the requisites vary from woman to woman.

People in large numbers cannot and do not depend on any singular measure. Many of them look for natural means for birth control. Withdrawal or abstinence is a measure for them, but people make complaints that they are not fully satisfied if they follow this option. Some couple goes for calendar method, but for this case, calculation of calendar days in accordance with fertility period is to be properly made.

Danny Daron writes articles for AMAMeds, a duly licensed pharmacy in the province of British Columbia, Canada.