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Birth Control Methods – What is the best method of birth control (or contraception)?

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 28-11-2006

What is the best method of birth control (or contraception)?


 


All women and men should have control over if and when they become parents. Making decisions about birth control, or contraception is not easy – there are many things to think about. Learning about birth control methods you or your partner can use to prevent pregnancy and talking with your doctor are two good ways to get started.


 


According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there is no “best” method of birth control. Each method has its own pros and cons. Some methods work better than others do at preventing pregnancy. Researchers are always working to develop or improve birth control methods. The birth control method you and your spouse choose should take into account:



  • your overall health as a couple
  • how often you have sex
  • the number of sexual partners you have
  • if you want to have children
  • how well each method works (or is effective) in preventing pregnancy
  • any potential side effects
  • your comfort level with using the method

Bear in mind that NO method of birth control prevents pregnancy all of the time. Birth control methods can fail, but you can greatly increase a method’s success rate by using it correctly all of the time. The only way to be sure you and your spouse never get pregnant is to not have sex (abstinence).


 


Also See:


·        What are the different birth control methods that my spouse can use?


·        Are there any foams or gels that she can use to keep from getting pregnant?


·        How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method?


·        Is the Pill safe?


·        Will birth control pills protect us from HIV?


·        What are dental dams?


 

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