Find Out Which Planning Method is Best For You

Nowadays, there are numerous ways to avoid pregnancy, whatsoever your reason may be. Our aim here is to explain the types of family planning methods and their advantages as well as disadvantages, exposing our readers to the right sense of Choice making, coupled with their human rights benefits.

The World Health organization describes family planning as the ability of couples or individuals to produce their desired number of kids and at their desired time. The importance of family planning or birth control are significant at the smallest unit of our society (the family), our communities, and nations at large. 

The use of drugs and operations for birth control helps to eradicate poverty, reduce risks of sexual transmitted infections, creates time for couples to enjoy their marriages, reduces cases of abortion and maternal mortality and morbidity. Etc. 

Family planning also solves problems of overpopulation at the national level.

Today, we have listed the most commonly practiced methods of preventing pregnancy, their fate and how to go about them. Do not panic, we will give you everything you need in exchange for your audience.

Use of Contraceptive pills 

Commonly used by younger couples, it is one of the most popular methods of birth control.

Contraceptive drugs may be taken by oral administration or injection. These drugs may alter hormonal functions in the body, kill sperm cells , or stop it from reaching the womb.

Contraceptive pills do not prevent the risk of sexual transmitted infections, their role in birth control remains 99%. 

The problems associated with the use of contraceptive pills is that

Some women may find it difficult to take drugs

Cases of side effects of the drugs are likely reported. Sometimes prolonged use of pills may result in infertility problems. 


The use of condoms as a contraceptive method is widely known around the globe, either worn by a Male or female counterpart, and prevents the entrance of sperm into the vagina. Although condoms are mostly used nowadays for prevention of sexual transmitted diseases or infections.

They act as barriers, avoiding contact between sperm and the areas of fertilization.

Statistics reports show some people prefer the use of condoms in birth control, while others complain of the reduced sexual satisfaction from condoms.

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Also, other types of condoms contain chemicals that kills sperm cells, this chemicals may be react with the body and increase complications of sexual transmitted infections.

We are allergic to different things as humans,  some partners find the scent from those chemicals in a latex condom disgusting. 

Condoms may tear during intercourse, allowing the flow of sperm into the vagina.

For Male users, the penis needs to be erect in order to avoid leakage of sperm out of the condoms, people with erectile dysfunction may likely not be comfortable with the condom method and hence, are advised to keep calm, relax, and read below for their desired birth control method.

Withdrawal method 

This method simple involves the removal of the penis, or ejaculation outside the vagina to prevent sperm from reaching the eggs to fertile

Withdrawal method does not prevent risk of sexual transmitted infections if no condoms are worn. They're also other risks that comes with this method.

Intense sex lovers tend to enjoy this method. However, you have to be vigilant to avoid deposition of sperm into the vagina before claiming to bring it out. Mistakes are likely to occur with withdrawal methods. 

Use of menstrual calendar

The menstrual cycle takes place about 28 days on average. It has four phases characterized by a series of hormonal changes. 

In a simple language, menstruation involves the production of an egg, its maturation,  and breakage. 

This method is very effective if you follow the instructions: avoid sex from 5days before and after ovulation which occurs on day 14th.

The use of menstrual calendar is not advisable for women with irregular menstrual cycles, delayed menstruation 

This method is affected by several environmental factors as anything that affects your normal menstrual cycle can result in you making a mistake.

Also, some partners may not be comfortable as sexual intercourse is avoided for several days. 

Use of intrauterine devices (IUD)

The IUD method  is the use of a T shape and copper device inserted into the womb.

It stops sperm from reaching the uterus and fertilizing it. This method is 99% effective like vasectomy although if the user chooses to be pregnant again, the inserted device can be removed and fertilisation will occur.

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Some people may find the use of IUDs stressful,  uncomfortable, and painful. However, the method is long term and has little complications. Some women complain of bleeding and painful menstruation. 


This is a minor surgery that involves blocking the tubes that convey sperm from the testicles to the penis. It's a very quick  and simple test that has no harm, it is painless as anesthetics are used in the process. 

Vasectomy is very effective in birth control. 

One complication about this method is that there's no reversal in decisions made, you should carry out the operation only if you are certain that you don't want to have children any longer. If not, consider other methods below 

Use of a Diaphragm 

Not commonly used like condoms and withdrawal methods, the diaphragm is a  barrier inserted into the vagina, it covers the cervix and prevents further transport of sperm.

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Some people may find it stressful with this method,  it takes some time to learn how to use it. 

It also contains spermicide that kills sperm stalkers.

Those with urinary tract infections, and women you have given birth severally,  or undergone surgery may likely not find the Diaphragm method pleasant.

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