Did you know there are many effective birth control methods on the market other than the pill or condoms? Below are our top 3 most effective birth control methods you may not have heard of.
1) The Ring
A small ring is inserted into the vagina once every month to prevent pregnancy. The ring releases hormones which keeps the eggs from leaving the ovaries. It is 98-99% effective.
2) Birth Control Shot
The birth control shot contains the progestin hormone which prevents ovulation and thickens the cervical ovulation, making it hard for sperm to get through. You will need to get the shot once every 3 months and it is 99.9% effective.
IUD aka Copper Intrauterine Device which is a small T-Shaped device that gets inserted into the uterus by your doctor. There are two types of IUD: Hormonal or Copper. Hormonal IUD's are small devices made out of plastic which contain the progesterone hormone that gets released slowly into the uterus, which keeps the sperm away. Hormonal IUD can last up to 5 years. Copper IUD's are made out of Copper and plastic but do not contain any hormones. Copper gets released into the uterus which is toxic for the sperm. Copper IUD's can last between 10-12 years.