I am 19 years old and do not want to get pregnant, but I also do not want to take oral birth control because of all the side effects. In addition, I cannot afford an IUD or patches. Do condoms alone provide enough protection for regular penetrative sex? What would you recommend in the aforementioned circumstances?
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Condoms are 99.9 percent safe if used with all the precautions and guidelines. Combined oral contraceptive pills are safe to prevent pregnancy for a year or two. But suppose you want to prevent pregnancy for the next two years. In that case, you can also go for other methods of contraception like IUD (intrauterine devices) and Depo Provera (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) because long-term use of contraceptive pills is not recommended and may cause some side effects. Sometimes it may cause difficulties in conceiving. You can go for IUD for two to three years as the side effects are less.
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.. option for you, in that case, shall be low dose oral contraceptive pills like Femilon (Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel) to be taken from day 2 of your cycle daily till the pack finishes.
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.. right in saying that there are other methods of birth control and called calendar method.
For a woman, who have 35 days cycle, between 15 to 27 day is unsafe. In case she has irregular periods, then it becomes very tricky. Read full
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