failures happen because of the incorrect use of the condom, rather than defects in the condom itself. The condom breakage or slippage may lead the risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
. That's why it is important to use condom correctly, avoiding the most common mistakes with condom use:
Scientists claim that having sex without condom can actually be good for man's and woman's mental health.
A study conducted by Professor Stuart Brody
, of the West of Scotland University, Paisley
and his team revealed that sexual relationships
without condom use were linked to better mental health
for both partners.
It is still quite disputable if men would take birth control pills to share responsibility with women while latest researches suggest several options for men. The second conference called "Future of male Contraception" in Seattle
that was supported by National Institutes Of Health and WHO presented the newest developments in the field of male contraception
Many women choose the birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy
. The pill is considered to be safe and reversible birth control method with 99 percent effectiveness. However, the failure rate of the pill can be from 12 to 20 percent if it is used incorrectly. This might be due to the fact that women forget to take the pill or are confused about its proper use.
Many women are concerned about future pregnancy
long before they choose birth control pills. Can birth control pills affect woman's fertility? And how long should you wait after you stop taking the pill?
Do birth control
methods affect woman's libido? Many women who experience decreased sex drive may not readily associate their sexual problems with birth control method they choose. However, several studies indicate that there might be a connection between contraceptive method and fluctuations of sex drive in women.
is one of the most popular barrier birth control methods
for men. It is effective against sexually transmitted diseases
and unwanted pregnancy, being also convenient, when used correctly.
Female condom is a barrier method of contraception, which can be used for protection against unwanted pregnancy
and sexually transmitted diseases
. The condom represents a polyurethane sheath that covers vagina and cervix, preventing sperm from entering the vagina.
For years researchers tried to find a male birth control pill
, to give men an opportunity to share the responsibility for family planning. The development of male birth control has become even closer with the recent studies conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle
. The researchers introduced male hormonal contraceptive that could be soon available in the form of injectible, implant or pill.
Women may soon use contraceptive pills
without side effects linked to hormonal contraception, a new study says.
Scientists at the Karolinska Institute
in Huddinge, Sweden discovered that protein found in the coating of the mammalian eggs can become an obstacle to conception, the NewScientist reports
. The protein called ZP3, takes part in conception and is essential in sperm binding
. In other words, sperm needs to bind to ZP3 protein to get through the coating of the egg.
The completely new technique that is called RNA interference (RNAi
) affecting the gene that is active in eggs before they can be fertilized by sperm. When the ZP3 gene
is switched off by RNAi method, the egg develops without outer membrane where sperm connects to the egg for conception.
Women, using birth control methods, such as vaginal rings and skin patches, have higher risk of developing blood clots
than those, who use contraceptive pill, scientists say.
The study conducted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen
used the data of 1,6 million women. The analysis showed that women, who did not use birth control methods, had 2 in 10,000 risk of having blood clots annually.
The new hormonal contraceptive Nexplanon
that provides three years of protection from unwanted pregnancy is available for women in the US. The new contraceptive is progestin-only single-rod implant that is inserted under woman's skin during a simple procedure. It looks like a flexible matchstick, made of polymer.
For many years specialists were dubious about withdrawal method, considering it far less effective than such birth control
methods as condoms. However, the recent study published in the June issue of the journal Contraception says that many experts might underestimate withdrawal method for preventing unwanted pregnancy.
Birth control pills are commonly used by a great number of women who need a reliable form of contraception. Birth control pills
are available in various forms and brands, like combined pills, progestin-only pills, morning-after pill and extended cycle pills. All birth control pills have a number of side effects ranging from the mild to more serious ones.
Birth control pill is known to be 92 to 99 % effective in preventing pregnancy
. However, you may hear a number of stories, when women got pregnant while on the pill. Many women are concerned about the risk of getting pregnant using birth control pills
and what can be done to prevent the failure.
There is a common belief that a woman loses her sex drive once she starts taking the birth control pill
. It is estimated that the combination pill, that contains synthetic form of estrogen and progestin can reduce the level of testosterone
, which is responsible for our sex drive.
There is a lot of debate about the side effects of birth control pill
. Millions of women use the Pill, but still many of us wish they had a better alternative to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Condoms are one of the most common birth control options that offer protection against STD's
and unplanned pregnancy
. However, many men and women are reluctant to use condom because they think that interferes with the moment during sex, especially when the condom is difficult to put on.
Women, who report about decreased sex drive
, may need to reconsider taking antidepressants and the birth control pills, a new research suggests.