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Know about the different methods of contraception

Written by Editorial Team | Updated : October 9, 2014 7:00 PM IST



Condoms are without a doubt one of the greatest inventions of mankind. Not only are they the most cost-effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancies but they also stop the transmission of various STDs including the dreaded HIV/AIDS. When used properly, condoms have a 98% success rate!



Diaphragms work on the same barrier principle as condoms and need to be inserted into the vagina at the mouth of the cervix (the opening to the uterus, based at the highest point of the vagina). Remember, that it’s a very small opening so there’s no fear of the diaphragm going into the uterus. Also Read - Coping With Osteoporosis Chronic Pain? 3 Expert Tips To Manage


Birth Control Pills

Birth control or oral contraceptive pills is a reliable method of contraception and works by suppressing ovulation – the release of an egg from the ovary. Contraceptive pills are classified depending on their composition.