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Birth control

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. Birth control has been used since ancient times, but effective and safe methods of birth control only became available in the 20th century. Planning, making available, and using birth control is called family planning. Some cultures limit or discourage access to birth control because they consider it to be morally, religiously, or politically undesirable.

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Chart showing how to make the most of your birth control.

Contributed by Alicia Kimberly Hauskins

Today, lets start out with a question that we should ask ourselves. Why shoot at a bullet proof vest, when you can simply unload the gun? Of course this question fits into birth control, now how you may ask. Well lets make it simple all the women in the room, you are the bullet proof vest, while the gentleman in the room would of course would be the gun. For years now women have been shouldering the right of birth control simply because they are the only ones with the option. Now lets talk about birth control and the wonders it does. Well first it regulates female hormones, it can prevent unwanted pregnancies. (Which is Great! Although it does do a few good things, it also has some horrible side effects. Such as internal bleeding, heart disease, even sterilization and most caution death as a result of usage. The list is endless for the female birth control side effects. Now why do women have the right away of birth control? Well in the 1970's when the first birth control pill was FDA approved, it was because at the time it was easier to regulate something that only happens monthly then an everyday production such as sperm. Why don't men have a choice of birth control other then condoms and vasectomies? Well you do now, you now will be receiving the gift of choice and soon, as in 2015. There is a wonderful option of birth control for men now. The next question is, are the side effects going to be as bad as the female birth controls? Well no, because the only side effect you should receive is not being able to reproduce, and of course the after effect of the procedure. Simply the word Procedure seems to scare a lot of men, when in reality you will have numbing drugs injected into the area. And a needle does not sound all that fun in your "man area." How does this procedure work, and why does it work? Well before we get into the nitty gritty, lets talk about what really happens when you are injected with RISUG which stands for reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance. In a study in India that of course was very successful has given this choice to men on how they can control the reproduction game. Now lets talk english the RISUG is a nontoxic polymer that forms a coating on the inside of the vas deferen. As sperm flow past, they are chemically incapacitated, making them unable to fertilize an egg. This is a great alternative to a vasectomy, during a procedure you will have athstetics injected to the area. Then the doc will make an incision in the scrotum to get to the vas deferen, after that he will inject RISUG into both then patch up.Well, in doing the procedure you will have to endure some pain after, but then you can enjoy up to 10 years of responsibility to ensure that no one will be getting half your paychecks. Well now that we are knowing of how to unload the gun, andhow it came to be that the bullet proof vest is not the only option. I hope you leave today remembering someone can always have half your paycheck, but now you know how to prevent it. Citations: Gifford, Bill. "The Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men." Conde Nast Digital, 26 Apr. 2011. Web. 27 June 2013.

Contributed by Turquoise Haggard

Unload the gun!

Contributed by Emily Gorr

Parenting isn't easy so birth control is a great option for those who want to enjoy sex (which is perfectly normal and fine, despite what society says) and don't have to worry about having children when you're not ready.

Contributed by Ericca Payne

“Pills, condoms and IUD's have long been the traditional method of contraception.” Now there are also female condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps. There is the hormone patch and an insertable ring, both of which release low dose levels of estrogen and progestin. There are now also hormone shots and implanted hormone “sticks” that go into the arm and last for months or even years before having to replace. There are countless forms of to prevent unplanned pregnancies, find the best one for you.

Contributed by Carolin Cruz

If you're thinking about using contraceptives, think about which one is right for you. Also take into consideration that birth control is not one-size-fits-all. Find the methods that are more effective for you.

Contributed by Sherryann SwëëtInnocëncëë Thomas


If you truly love sex, birth control is right for you..

Contributed by Avalon Rose

plannedparenthood: "Birth control works really well when you use it correctly all the time."

Contributed by Nicole Huffman

Think about it.

Contributed by Maggie Dressel

Type of birth controls

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