What are the most reliable contraceptives available today?

Pack of oral contraceptive pills with instructions. As of today, there are many types of contraceptives available on the market. Deciding which one is best for you can be a daunting task. To help you in choosing the one right for your unique needs and lifestyle, the team at Columbus Women’s Care of Canal Winchester, OH, compiled a list of the most reliable contraceptives available today:

  • The pill. The contraceptive pill is one of the more popular and effective methods of contraception. It works by preventing ovulation, which means that there is no egg to fertilize. The pill is more than 99% effective when used correctly.
  • Implants. The implant is a small rod inserted under the skin of the upper arm. It releases the hormone progestogen, which prevents ovulation. The implant is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • IUD. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T-shaped device that is inserted into the cervix. It releases either copper or the hormone progestogen, which prevents fertilization and implantation of the egg. The IUD is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Injections. The contraceptive injection is a long-acting method of contraception. It contains the hormone progestogen, which is released into the bloodstream and prevents ovulation. The injection is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Patch. The contraceptive patch is a small, adhesive patch applied to the skin. It releases the hormone progestogen, which is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. The patch prevents ovulation and is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Vaginal ring. The vaginal ring is best described as a flexible, small ring inserted into the vagina. It releases the hormone progestogen, which is absorbed through the walls of the vagina into the bloodstream. The ring prevents ovulation and is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Diaphragm. The diaphragm is a small, soft silicone cup inserted into the vagina. It covers your cervix and prevents sperm from entering the womb. The diaphragm must be used with spermicide and is around 92-96% effective at preventing pregnancy.
  • Condom. The male condom is a very thin sheath that is placed over the penis. It prevents sperm from entering the vagina and is around 98% effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly.

If you need assistance in choosing the contraception right for you, call Columbus Women’s Care of Canal Winchester, OH, today at 614-755-4200.

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