- Abstinence - 100% effective, and completely counter to biology. It is important to recognize, however that this is the only 100% guaranteed method.
- Barrier protection (Condoms/Femdoms) - over 97% effective with the added bonus of protecting against STDs
- Oral Birth control pills - Hormone therapy that thickens the cervix to prevent sperm from getting through AND prevents ovulation in the first place so they have nothing to fertilize. Require very consistent daily use.
- Injected birth control - Once every three month hormone therapy.
- Nuva Ring- Ring you place near cervix each month that slowly releases hormones. Takes less consistency than oral birth control, but more commonly causes undesired side effects
- Fertility Awareness - Charting your basal body temperature, cervical position, cervical fluid and regularity of your cycle to know exactly when you ovulate and avoid having sex at the times when its possible to conceive ( which is only 5-7 days during each cycle. More effective than condoms and similar to oral pills if used perfectly but requires very specific training and more diligence. The most biologically natural way to prevent pregnancy and still have sex, and it will make it easier to conceive when you decide you want to.
Birth control, condoms, and abstinece.
The only 100% way to prevent pregnancy is by not having sex. If this is not possible, having your male partner use a condom while you use The Pill, a diaphragm or other blocking devise is very effective.
There is another method of birth control called Natural Family Planning that can also be very effective if you and your partner are willing to abstain from intercourse for several days every month. Not always practical for a young couple, but it is completely safe and very reliable if you follow the plan completely.
Use birth control, go on the pill, use condoms.
You can not become pregnant by the following:
- Abstaining from sexual intercourse
- Using condoms every time you have intercourse
- Using birth control or another method of contraception.
More than likely you still can get pregnant.
In prevention of becoming pregnant contraceptive methods are used. All techniques have variations of effectiveness.
The most effective contraceptive methods are for the female to be on the pill, and a male to use a condom.
The pill alone comes in at 99% effectiveness, if used correctly. It is often hard to keep up with the daily doses of the pill, and additional medicines also alter the way the pill performs, such as antibiotics...not to mention stomach viruses.
But yes, this is why the condom should also be used, and in the prevention of transmitted infections and diseases.
If the condom breaks, the pill is there. If the pill doesn't
work effectively, the condom is there.
Use a condom, use birth control, use dental dame, or just don't do it at all.
The easiest way is to not have sex. Since abstinence is not practical for millions of couples in loving, committed relationships (and others) the next best goal would be to always use birth control. Hormonal birth control, like the pill, ring or patch is up to 99% effective when used correctly. Add a condom to the equation and you have almost no chance of getting pregnant before you are ready.
YOu can choose to NOT have sex, or you can use birth control. YOu SHOULD use condoms, or have your partner use them. They protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Never asume that your partner is disease free, unless you've been married a lonjg time and your partner doesn't cheat! If you want your baby to be healthy you would need to look at the expiration date on the condom! Gross?
2. Birth control ( the pill or other birth control for women)
3. the CONDOM.... a MUST if you are having sex and are not
married and planning babies!
The answer "don't have sex" isn't really helping anyone. If you're asking how to prevent pregnancy, you are obviously ready to have sex! Condoms work, and birth Control works, so chances are, you won't get pregnant if you do both!
But you should also note that condoms and birth control are not
100% effective. These forms of contraception work depending upon
how well you use them. For example, birth control pills can be up
to 99% effective, but only if taken properly. This means, taking
your pill EVERY day, at the same time of day. You should also note
that certain medications *such as antibiotics* can cause your birth
control not to work. Condoms are about 95% effective when used
properly. This means you should read the instructions about how to
properly put on a condom before hand. Also, never double up on
condoms. This can cause friction and make them tear, thus being
less effective than even one condom.
#1 way and the most effective.. don't have sex
A method that prevents pregnancy 100% is abstinence (not having sex). Another method to prevent pregnancy that is pretty effective is birth control pills. When taken properly, birth control pills can be up to 99% effective! Another way of preventing pregnancy that is a little less effective is the use of condoms.
condoms love :)
There are many birth control options to prevent pregnancy. There are barrier methods like condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps and sponges that block sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg. Hormone methods like pills, patches, vaginal rings and shots prevent pregnancy by prohibiting ovulation. Natural methods include breast feeding and rhythm methods. Finally there are permanent options like tubal ligation and vasectomy.
Using one of the above methods is preferred. However, if there
is a problem with the birth control method used, there are
emergency contraception options that can reduce the chance of
pregnancy if taken within five days after unprotected sex.
you have to use some contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.