This type of instruction is a central source of information for adolescents. The first dedicated federal funding stream for evaluation of adolescent sexual health programs was established in and has contributed to improvement in the quality and quantity of evaluation research. Many of these programs have resulted in delayed sexual debut, reduced frequency of sex and number of sexual partners, increased condom or contraceptive use, or reduced sexual risk-taking.
It can stay in your uterus for up to 10 years. Typical use failure rate: It is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. It releases a small amount of progestin each day to keep you from getting pregnant.
The rod contains a progestin that is released into the body over 3 years. It is prescribed by a doctor. A pill is taken at the same time each day. If you are older than 35 years and smoke, have a history of blood clots or breast cancer, your doctor may advise you not to take the pill.
Progestin only pill—Unlike the combined pill, the progestin-only pill sometimes called the mini-pill only has one hormone, progestin, instead of both estrogen and progestin. It is taken at the same time each day.
Patch—This skin patch is worn on the lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper body but not on the breasts. This method is prescribed by a doctor. It releases hormones progestin and estrogen into the bloodstream. You put on a new patch once a week for three weeks.
During the fourth week, you do not wear a patch, so you can have a menstrual period.
Hormonal vaginal contraceptive ring—The ring releases the hormones progestin and estrogen. You place the ring inside your vagina. You wear the ring for three weeks, take it out for the week you have your period, and then put in a new ring.
Emergency contraception—Emergency contraception is NOT a regular method of birth control. Emergency contraception can be used after no birth control was used during sex, or if the birth control method failed, such as if a condom broke. Women can take emergency contraceptive pills up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but the sooner the pills are taken, the better they will work.
There are three different types of emergency contraceptive pills available in the United States. Some emergency contraceptive pills are available over the counter. Barrier Methods Diaphragm or cervical cap—Each of these barrier methods are placed inside the vagina to cover the cervix to block sperm.
The diaphragm is shaped like a shallow cup. The cervical cap is a thimble-shaped cup. Before sexual intercourse, you insert them with spermicide to block or kill sperm.
Visit your doctor for a proper fitting because diaphragms and cervical caps come in different sizes. Latex condoms, the most common type, help prevent pregnancy, and HIV and other STDs, as do the newer synthetic condoms.
Condoms can only be used once. You can buy condoms, KY jelly, or water-based lubricants at a drug store. Do not use oil-based lubricants such as massage oils, baby oil, lotions, or petroleum jelly with latex condoms.
They will weaken the condom, causing it to tear or break. Female condom—Worn by the woman, the female condom helps keeps sperm from getting into her body.
It is packaged with a lubricant and is available at drug stores. It can be inserted up to eight hours before sexual intercourse.How does the birth control patch work?
The birth control patch prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm from meeting an egg (which is called fertilization). Intrauterine Contraception. Copper T intrauterine device (IUD) —This IUD is a small device that is shaped in the form of a “T.” Your doctor places it inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
It can stay in your uterus for up to 10 years. The Catholic Church's position on HIV/AIDS prevention has attracted controversy due to its opposition to condom use. In Pope Benedict XVI said that the use of condoms could sometimes be considered a first step toward moral behavior, but a spokesperson for the church later clarified that the use of condoms was still considered immoral and that the pope had not intended to take a position.
I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend 2 days after her periods was over, as she told me that 10 days after period are safe to have unprotected sex. Yes, access to condoms helps prevent teen pregnancy, because it makes it easier for teens to choose safe sex.
I believe that teens should have access to comprehensive sex education and methods of contraception, like condoms, because it allows them to make informed choices about sex. Conclusion CounterArgument People may say that access to condoms will increase the sexual activity but for a fact we know statistics say that Virtually all teens who have had intercourse (98 percent) have used condoms.
But half also admitted they'd had sex without a condom.