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Non-Hormonal Birth Control: Did You Know You have Options?

non-hormonal birth control

Birth control methods allow women to enjoy sexual intercourse without the worry of an unplanned pregnancy. 

Contraceptives have come a long way now, it is not just limited to pills and condoms. Along with hormonal birth control methods, there are also non-hormonal methods.

For women who do not want any side effects of hormonal birth control methods, these non-hormonal birth control methods give them an option to still have control over their birthing plans. We are presenting to you a few options which the sexually active youth can use.

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Copper T IUD (intrauterine device) 

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Chances of getting pregnant: 

It is quite rare to get pregnant after using IUD since  99% of the time it is effective.

Read: Copper IUD: 7 Things to Know to Help You Decide Better!

Spermicides

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Chances of getting pregnant: 

It is 70 to 80% effective. However, when used with barrier methods such as condoms, it is 97% effective.

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Male condom (External condom)

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Chances of getting pregnant:  

It is 98% effective if used correctly.

Read: Condoms: 10 FAQs that Will Make You Give a F**K about Condoms!

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Female Condom (internal condom) 

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Chances of getting pregnant:

If used correctly it is 95 % effective in preventing a pregnancy

Do watch how to insert a female condom:

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The Pull Out Method

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Chances of getting pregnant:

If done correctly it is 78 % effective in preventing a pregnancy

Conclusion

Birth controls are aplenty, especially if it is hormonal. However, you are in no position to use hormonal options because of certain health conditions, you still have choices in non hormonal birth controls. For some of you, even if you have no pre-existing medical conditions, you still opt out of hormonal birth controls as they can cause mood swings and weight gains. Different bodies react differently to hormonal birth controls. So, there is nothing to feel limited about being unable to use them. You have choices in non-hormonal birth controls. Your sexual, reproductive health and well being is in your hands.

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About the Author: Fiza Rehman

A second year BA student from Sophia College for Women. She is very fond of cats, squirrels and passionate about giving people and animals a safe space.

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