Browsing Category: Talking About Birth Control

  • Just the Truth About Birth Control Pills

    Do birth control pills cause weight gain? Should women take occasional breaks from oral contraceptives? While nearly all girls who engaged in a nationwide survey of women aged 18 to 35 think the reply to these questions is”yes,” the simple fact is that the answer to both of these questions is”no.” These are a few …

    December 12, 2018
  • The Way to Prevent Pregnancy With the Right Contraceptive Choices

    Several factors come into play when deciding which method of birth control is best for you to prevent pregnancy. Your overall health, age, the frequency of sexual intercourse, the number of partners you have, and if you desire to have children later on should be considered before settling upon a birth control technique. The Pill …

    December 7, 2018
  • How to Talk to Your Partner About Gender and Birth Control

    If you are in a relationship with somebody, have made the personal decision that You Don’t wish to remain abstinent, and are considering deepening the relationship by having sex, Then It’s time to Speak to your partner about birth control.   To be honest with you, speaking about birth control may be tough, but it …

    October 30, 2018
  • Why Folks Use Contraception

    In order to answer the question why use contraception, we need to first understand the purpose of birth control. Although people may choose to use contraception for a variety of factors. The objective of birth control stays the same. Contraception permits you to prevent pregnancy. The use of contraception helps you to determine how many …

    August 4, 2018
  • How to Use Birth Control Effectively

    Did you know that about half of unplanned pregnancies occur in women using contraceptives? That is because birth control pills and other contraceptives have to be used correctly in order to be effective, and too frequently they are not. Here’s a primer on the best way best to use common birth control methods for successful …

    July 25, 2018
  • Pregnancy Without Sexual Intercourse

    Even though the risk of pregnancy without sexual intercourse (penetration) is quite low, it is still possible to get pregnant if you came into contact with semen in any point during sexual intercourse. Pregnancy occurs when a guy’s sperm fertilizes a woman’s egg.  A guy’s semen (the liquid produced if he ejaculates) contains millions of …

    June 23, 2018
  • You May 't Get Pregnant if You Stand Up… Or Can You?

    I wanted to discuss this antidotal story from one of my readers concerning birth control myths. Olivia wrote: I really enjoy reading your About Contraception Newsletter. I look forward to getting it…. I need to tell you a funny anecdote about my conception of my daughter in July, 2011. I had been trying desperately to …

    June 21, 2018
  • Fertility: If Are Your Most Fertile Days?

    Query: When it regards fertility, when are the most fertile days? Can I become my own ovulation predictor? We all know from our sex education classes that to become pregnant, a sperm must meet and fertilize an egg. Timing becomes the greatest issue because an egg is available to be fertilized for only about a …

    May 16, 2018
  • The Way to Respond to Men's Excuses for Not Wanting to Put on a Condom

    I’ve heard all types of reasons why guys do not want to use condoms. But, by not using them, your safety is in danger. Using condoms every time you have sex provides the best protection from catching an STD, including HIV. It is even suggested that you use a condom even when you’re on the Pill …

    May 13, 2018
  • 5 Truth About Sex and Getting Pregnant in Pools and Hot Tubs

    You may have heard one of many myths circulating about having sex in the water–be it a hot tub, pool, lake, or ocean. Learn the real risks of pregnancy, sexually-transmitted disease (STD), and birth control failure if you have sex underwater. Myth: Having Sex at a Hot Tub Encourages Pregnancy Due to the High Temperature This …

    May 5, 2018