Most women today are worried about ways to succeed in preventing pregnancy. There are different ways in which one could achieve this but they don't always work. Down below you will find tips and advice that will help you maximize your chances in preventing pregnancy.
Let's look at some common urban myths that must be debunked:
You can get pregnant just from the first sexual intercourse or never! After the first period, women are completely vulnerable.
The chances do not decrease just because this is the first time you've had a sexual intercourse. Once a female gets her first period, she is able to get pregnant from any sexual intercourse and at anytime.
You can prevent pregnancy if the male removes his penis before ejaculation.
If a man decides to do so, it may reduce the chances of pregnancy but it still doesn't affect it enough. All you need is just one sperm to reach the ovum and the pregnancy process will immediately begin! Sperm can actually be released even before ejaculation so this whole idea is completely irrational.
You can prevent pregnancy if the male decides to wash the sperm after intercourse.
This technique is called douching (http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/douching.cfm) and it's also not a very successful technique. As state before, sperm can be released before ejaculation. It is not possible for someone to successfully wash away the sperm because millions and millions of sperms are released. They would have already gotten far into the womb before they can be washed out. There are some better and more successful alternative ways for preventing pregnancy.
Contraception and Pills
There are all sorts of methods of contraception for both women and men to use. They do not promise 100% protection, but still provide protection.
Pills are probably the most unnatural way to prevent pregnancy. There are birth control pills available and you can obtain them through prescription. The morning pill is another emergency pill that can be taken within 24 hours of sexual intercourse.
No Sex During Ovulation Period.
This is a natural way for preventing pregnancy. Instead of using artificial contraception, you can decide to avoid having sexual intercourse during your ovulation period, which occurs around the 14th day of a normal 28 day cycle. This is the time when the eggs are released. So if the eggs are hanging around when the sperm comes in, there is higher chance of getting pregnant.
Despite which method you choose to follow, they will only work if you follow them properly and do not try to avoid cutting corners. Doing it so may lead to a potential unwanted pregnancy and if that ever becomes the case, always remember that it is not the child's fault that he or she was brought to this world and indeed was due to your careless actions. This brings up a subject that requires a lot of time and dedication to be covered, which is abortion.
Deciding to Avoid Pregnancy With Care: Talking About the Issue
Deciding to avoid pregnancy involves much more than just taking medicine and applying techniques which are implemented during, before or after sexual intercourse. Depending with whom you are trying to avoid a pregnancy issue this matter will require a good conversation between you and your partner.
Some man will treat this issue with ease and will support you every step of the way, while other guys will not understand at first and will want you to explain to them exactly what is on your mind and how you came with such a decision to avoid pregnancy or the other way around. In the end a good conversation will leave you both satisfied and there will be nothing else to worry about.