December 15, 2011

Natural Birth Control Methods

By Calimero Zetticci

Natural birth control consists of the traditional methods that help prevent unwanted pregnancy. People usually prefer natural birth control because they are free, simple to use and healthy. Some women can't take a hormonal pill or are afraid to use it because of the side effects. Therefore, couples who communicate well can discuss their sex life openly and come up with the best solutions to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

The CALENDAR METHOD involves calculating the date of the ovulation based on the woman's menstrual period. This natural birth control method is reliable only if the woman has a 28-day period, and if the menstrual cycle follows the same pattern regularly. The fertile period is considered to be the one between the 9th and the 21st day of the menstrual cycle, with slight variations. The release of the egg from the ovaries can occur any time during this interval, or even sooner. The reliability of the method is pretty low, but if doubled with the use of a sperm barrier, it may work just fine.

ABSTINENCE represents the only form of birth control method that is 100% effective in preventing STDs and pregnancy. Abstinence means not having any type of sex play or intercourse.

WITHDRAWAL stands for a natural birth control behavior. The man pulls the penis out of the vagina before ejaculating. This method is considered pretty unreliable due to the fact that the male also secrets pre-ejaculation fluid that may contain spermatozoa. And it only takes one sperm to fertilize the egg. Another reason for the unreliability of the method comes from the fact that the method requires very good self-control on the man's part.

OUTERCOURSE represents sexual play that doesn't entail penile penetration. Many young couples use it as a way not to end up pregnent.

BREASTFEEDING is also known as the lactational amenorrhea method. While breastfeeding the woman's body secrets hormones that influence the milk production. These are responsible for inhibiting the ovulation. However, the woman should not rely on this method alone to prevent a new pregnancy, because it's not 100% sure to work. Statistics show that the woman should breastfeed her baby six times per day in order for natural birth control to be possible.

You must speak to a family planning expert to discover any alternative alternatives you will find available for birth control, to make use of in parallel with natural contraceptive techniques. Thus, you could improve the effectiveness of the latter and also you won't should be concerned concerning obtaining pregnant.

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