IUDs – Preventing Nasty Surprises
Intrauterine Devices, or IUD, is one of many methods to prevent pregnancy. They have proven to be very effective and is still used by most women. IUD helps to keep the risk of unwanted pregnancy is very low.
IUDs are of two basic shapes – Inert or Copper-based IUD and the hormonal IUD. Copper IUD is an essentially T-shaped plastic frame wound around a copper wire. In some copper, wire IUD has a silver core that prevents the wire from breaking. IUD arm holds it in place at the top of the uterus.
The hormonal IUD is the same shape as Copper IUD. It contains a cylindrical cylinder that releases a low dose of progestin that help in the prevention of pregnancy.
There are, of course, other methods of birth control. Barrier methods is one of them. This method consists of using a condom or diaphragm.
Form of birth control to prevent semen into the female’s body. This is an easy form of contraception as it is easily available and has virtually no side effects. But in this form of contraception, one must be very careful to use it even before foreplay. Skip it and one could be in for a pleasant surprise.
Another form is a hormonal method. In this method, the pill, which is a combination of synthetic estrogen and progestin, is either swallowed or injected a mixture of these hormones.
Pill should be taken daily and missing even one day can be risky. The form is injected needs to be repeated every three months.
Forms of birth control has been shown to have side effects such as increased risk of cervical and breast cancer as well as strokes and heart attacks among others.