Even though the pill is one of the most popular contraceptive method, it may not be the best option for every woman. According to recent studies, many women have now turned their attention towards the IUD method, and experts believe that its popularity will continue to grow. It is important to know your options and make a wise choice when it comes to contraception. Visit your doctor and discuss the different methods, their drawbacks, advantages, use and complications.
Here are some facts about contraception that will probably surprise you:
- Most American women aged 15-44 use contraception: According to studies, 60% of women in this age group use some form of contraception, but the majority of them are using the pill.
- Female sterilization is starting to become popular: Even though this method is permanent, which means that once you perform a sterilization you will never be able to become pregnant, more and more women seem to be thinking about this method.
- Older women are more likely than younger women to use contraception: Within the age group of 15-24 years of age, 47% of women use contraception. On the other hand, 70% of women aged 25-34 use contraception. This difference is quite high, but experts are positive that more awareness and education concerning contraception and its benefits may help raise these numbers to a satisfying level.
- The pill is popular but it’s not the best fit for everyone: Although the pill is among the most commonly used contraceptive methods, it may not be the best option for you. Many women find the pill to be an easy and safe method of contraception since it does not require any surgical procedures and it can also be stopped if a woman wants to get pregnant. However the pill may not be a best fit for everyone. Why is that? Studies have shown that the pill may be less effective or not recommended for women who smoke and are over 35 years of age, and for women who have a history of breast cancer. Additionally, the pill may raise the risk for a blood clot.
If you are thinking about using a contraceptive method or changing your currently one, speak with a gynecologist or physician first, in order to avoid health risks and other complications.
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