Family Planning - Birth Control Basics

Family Planning - Birth Control Basics Birth control discussion is a taboo in some cultures. However, as a woman, you must know which type of birth control is most suitable for you. There are many types of birth contraception methods such as natural, barrier or hormonal method, intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) and of course, the permanent methods. Some of the contraception can be bought over the counter or via online. Other methods like intrauterine contraceptive device or permanent methods must be performed by a doctor. A hormonal contraceptive may be suitable for others but may not work well with you. It depends on how your body reacts towards the hormones. All contraceptive methods have their own pros and cons. Well, choosing the right birth control method is a very personal decision; many factors have to be weighted in. With a bit of guidance, you'll know which one is best for you. Click picture for product details What is your goal? If you plan to have children in the near future then, the permanent methods are not a good solution for you. If you plan to have children in a year or less, contraceptive pills make more sense but if you plan for a longer period, the IUCD or implant might be a better option. Click picture for product details Age factor is very important in determining which method is the right one for you. If you are a smoker and 35 years old or older, the contraceptive pills are definitely not suitable as it increases your risk of heart attack or stroke. Always seek advice from your health care provider before consuming any contraceptive pills. If you are diagnosed with certain conditions like migraine, diabetes, high blood pressures or heart attack, contraceptive pills are also a big no-no. If you have allergy reaction towards latex, please avoid latex condom. You can't have the IUD fitted if you had previous experience of ectopic pregnancy, face heavy irregular periods or carrying sexually transmitted disease. Hormonal implants can't be used if you had been diagnosed with breast cancer or have a serious liver problem. Simply put, you must know your body and health condition well before making any decision. Click picture for product details Different methods of birth control give different side effects. The effects differ from one woman to another. Some of the effects are irregular bleeding, weight changes, scalp hair loss, excessive hair growth, headaches, dizziness, nausea, breast tenderness, acnes and mood changes. The only method known to have no side effects is the natural birth control practice but the downside is that it requires a lot of hard work. Birth control objective is to improve your quality of life or family wellbeing. It helps you plan ahead on your pregnancy and spacing to have better relationship and quality life with your children. In some cases, family planning can save the life of both mother and child. For example, a woman with multiple caesareans is advised to space her pregnancy for at least two years. As a Muslim, birth control is forbidden if used with the fear that you'll be in destitution if you have too many kids. As Allah says in Surah Al-Isra; 31 "Don't kill your children for fear of poverty; it is We who provide sustenance for them and you; verily killing them is a most heinous crime!" [Source]

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