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What is Birth Control

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(Last Updated On: May 12, 2022)

Birth Control is simply the practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies, especially by use of contraception.

There are two main ways in which one can enjoy sex without it leading to pregnancy. One of those is sex other than vaginal intercourse, while the second is vaginal intercourse with birth control.

Of cause the use of birth control is an individual and private matter because it has the capacity to affect your body, relationships and lifestyle.

However, even though there are many options, there is still no perfect choice when it comes to birth control.

Also read: Types of Birth Control

So, it’s important to get all the facts you need first and talk to people you trust before making a choice of which method you feel is right for you.

More so, whatever method you choose, if it’s not condom! Then know that it is still advised to always make use of a latex condoms along with any other birth control method.

The use of condom is very important because it helps to lower your chances of getting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including

  • Chlamydia.
  • Genital shingles (Herpes Simplex)
  • HIV/AIDS.
  • HPV.
  • Pubic lice.
  • Trichomoniasis (Trich)
  • Human papillomavirus (Genital warts)
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Chlamydia.
  • Chancroid (Syphilis)
  • Clap (Gonorrhea)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
  • And many more.

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