What contraceptives should you be aware of?
- The Pill
- Intrauterine Device
- Permanent Contraception
- Fertility Awareness
Ngayong Family Planning Month, importanteng pag-usapan ang iba’t ibang uri ng contraceptives. Ang contraceptives ay mga paraan upang maiwasan ang pagbubuntis.
There are different types of contraceptives that you can use for protection during or after sexual intercourse. If you think that these contraceptives did not work and that you may be pregnant, it would be recommended that you take a pregnancy test and consult your doctor.
Ano-ano ang mga uri ng contraceptives na dapat mong malaman?
Ang condom ay isa sa mga tinatawag na “barrier methods”. Bukod sa pagtulong sa paghadlang ng pagkabuntis, nakakatulong rin ito laban sa Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). May dalawang klase ng condoms: condoms na panlalaki at internal condoms na pambabae.
Isa pang klase ng contraceptive na dapat mo malaman ay ang hormonal contraceptives.
Hormonal Contraceptives are used by women to prevent the development of their eggs, which will prevent them from getting pregnant. The Pill has a 99% success rate if taken correctly. There is also an Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) that should be taken up to three days after unprotected sexual intercourse.
Besides hormonal contraceptives and barrier contraceptives, there are types of devices that you can get implanted for long-term use.
Ang intrauterine device (IUD) ay tinatawag na Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Ito ay nilalagay ng doktor sa uterus ng babae. Meron itong dalawang uri: may hormones at walang hormones. Ang device na ito ay maaaring gamitin hanggang sampung taon.
Merong rin pangmahabaan na contraceptive para sa babae’t lalaki na hindi na pwedeng baguhin.
Permanent Contraception is also called sterilisation. For men, it is called a vasectomy, and for women, it is called tubal ligation. This needs to be done by licensed doctors in trusted hospitals. After these procedures, any future pregnancies will not be possible. This procedure is extremely difficult and close to impossible to reverse.
In addition to devices and pills, another type of contraception is simply being educated and aware of your body.
May anim na araw sa isang buwan na mas fertile ang katawan ng isang babae. Kung nasa fertile stage ang babae, inirekomenda na huwag muna sila makipagtalik. Ito ay dahil may mas mataas na pagkakataon na mabuntis ang babae kung siya ay fertile.
Ito ang iba’t ibang contraceptives na dapat mong malaman. Gamitin ang mga ito upang magawang mabuti ang Family Planning.
Family planning is important in order to control the constant rise of the Philippines’ rate of population. The subject aims to promote smart family planning by encouraging families to observe their own lifestyle to see if they are ready to have another child. It also encourages long-term planning by teaching families about proper birth spacing for the sake of the mother, but also for the rest of the family.
Contraceptives can help prevent pregnancy for sexually active partners. Talk to your doctor about the different types of contraceptives to find the one best suited for you.
If you think that you are experiencing any symptoms of pregnancy, take a pregnancy test to confirm or deny your suspicions.