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All necessary information about contraception

Find all information about contraceptives UK. Complete information on contraceptives UK in clinics licensed by the UK government.

Contraceptives, also called birth control methods are the methods that prevent (or reduce the chances) of the fertilization of a women. Thanks to these, a couple can have sex without fear of unwanted pregnancies.

Almost all the clinics advertised here have expert gynecologists who specialise in family planning who can give advice on the most appropriate form of contraception for eachwoman.

It is important to know that contraceptives are not 100% effective but some do come close to this percentage.

Currently there are many types of contraceptives, below we explain in detail those that are most commonly used, and those that are unreliable and should not be used at all.

Contraceptive risky methods

Here are some unsafe contraceptive methods that you should not use:

- Vaginal douches (after intercourse)           - Withdrawl method (pulling out)
- Menstruation inducers                                 - Spermicides

Contraceptive: natural contraceptives

The Contraceptives which we explain below are often unreliable because their proper use requires great knowledge of our body, a thing that we do not always have. If you decide to use them, you should be well informed and refrain from having sex during your fertile days. It is important that your partner agrees and participates.

- Prolonged Breastfeeding   - Knaus or Ogino method   - Basal temperature   - Billings or cervical mucus Method

Contraceptive: safe contraceptive methods

In this section we find safest and most commonly used contraceptives. Contraceptives can be divided into several groups. Some of them may belong to more than one group as they can consist of several methods combined into one.

Barrier Contraceptives

These are the contraceptives that prevent the union of sperm and egg with a physical barrier.

- Female Condom        - Contraceptive sponge          - Condom
- Cervical cap              - Diaphragm

Hormonal and chemical Contraceptives

These contraceptives prevent conception using hormones.

- Contraceptive pill                 - Vaginal ring            - Contraceptive implant
- Contraceptive injections       - Contraceptive patch

Surgical Contraception

With these contraceptives the sperm is prevented access to the egg by a surgical process so that there can be no fertilization.

- Vasectomy        - Female sterilization       - Essure

IUD, intrauterine device

The IUD is a contraceptive that produces a change in the intrauterine microclimate that makes fertilization difficult.

Contraceptive: effectiveness

No contraceptive is 100% effective, but many come close to this percentage. Here are the current contraceptive effectiveness rates:

Effectiveness 91%: Contraceptive sponge.        

Effectiveness 94% Diaphragm.

Effectiveness of 95%: Female condom.

Effectiveness of 98%: Male condom.

Effectiveness of 99%: Vasectomy, Essure, Tubal ligation, IUD, Vaginal Ring, Contraceptive Pill, contraceptive patch, contraceptive implant and contraceptive injections.

Contraceptive: emergency contraception

Emergency contraception is used to prevent a possible pregnancy after having unprotected sex.

- IUD        - Morning After Pill        - Pill of the 5 days later