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Freedom Through Contraception

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Lucy is willing to offer medical and legal assistance to women between the ages of 14 and 25, so they can start their adult lives and define their dreams and create their own horizons. There is a large variety of non-hormonal and hormonal birth control methods we can offer.

The options listed above have various advantages and disadvantages, but the focus should be on long-lasting options, such as the IUD or birth control implant. Nevertheless, only the young women can decide which option is the right for them.

Non-hormonal birth control methods 

Condoms

Condoms are the only form of birth control that will help protect against STIs and HIV. So, even if you are using other forms of contraception, it is important to use a condom to avoid infection. Using condoms as a backup method also adds protection, as no birth control method is 100% effective. They can be purchased from drug stores, and are commonly given away at community centers and clinics. They are a low cost alternative that offers protection against STIs. You do not need a prescription or need to show ID to purchase them.

IUD

An IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small t-shaped device that is made out of flexible plastic. The t-shaped device is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is an effective, long-lasting method of birth control. There are non-hormonal Copper IUDs that prevent pregnancy by affecting the way sperm moves. They can protect you from pregnancy for up to 10 years. Hormonal IUDs work similar to “the pill,” making the cervical mucus thicker, preventing sperm from reaching the egg. A benefit of both methods is the long-lasting effect, in addition to being one of the least expensive forms. You can’t forget to take it, and don’t have to change it often.

Gynefix

GyneFix is a very small copper-based intrauterine device (IUD) that prevents pregnancy for five years. It is smaller than any other IUD. This birth control method is 100% hormone free. This means that there is no impact on the natural cycle of the body, and thus no side effects related to hormonal intake.

 

 

Hormonal birth control methods 

Birth Control Pill

The most common birth control method is a medication that women take on a daily basis to prevent pregnancy. Pills release hormones that affect different parts of the body. Most women use a combination birth control pill, which contains both estrogen and progestin. You have to take one pill per day, at the same time every day, for the duration of three weeks. During the fourth week, no pill is taken and you get your period. After 4 weeks the cycle continues again.

Birth Control Vaginal Ring

A birth control vaginal ring is commonly known by the brand name, NuvaRing. It is a small, flexible ring that a woman inserts into her vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy. It stays there for a three-week period and is taken out for the last week of the month. The ring releases hormones, such as estrogen and progestin.

Birth Control Implant

An implant, the size of a cardboard matchstick, is implanted underneath the skin of the upper arm. This birth control method will help protect against pregnancy for up to 3 years. The Implant releases hormones into your body and thickens the cervical mucus. Thus, sperm cannot reach the eggs and you will not get pregnant. This method is convenient, safe and simple. You can achieve long-lasting effects without any required daily medicine.

You can find more information about different birth control methods at

www.birthcontrol.com