When it comes to a woman’s choices for birth control, Walden doctors and clinics all agree there’s a lot more out there than what was available even just a few years ago. There are a variety of methods, but they can be broken down into just a few categories
As far as the most common category of birth control Sofkee women use — hormone based birth control — popular forms include the birth control pill and the contraceptive patch, as well as injections. Used as directed by a health care professional, these methods are practically 100% effective, and only fail due to human error.
The second most common category includes the barrier methods of birth control, which act to physically block sperm from fertilizing the egg. These include the condom — both the male and female variety — as well as the diaphragm, cervical cap, and the contraceptive sponge. These have what is accepted to be a slightly higher failure rate than hormone based birth control methods — the male version of the condom runs at somewhere around 97% effective.
The implantation methods of birth control offer a way to achieve a relatively high effectiveness rate without having to remember to take daily pills; both implantable rods and intrauterine devices (also known as IUDs) fall into this category. Similarly, permanent birth control methods require no active effort beyond the procedures involved, although they usually cannot be reversed, and should be considered only with much deliberation. These include both vasectomies in men and procedures that sever the fallopian tubes in women.
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