Many people don't really know what birth control options they have. They are usually familiar with the hormonal pill or with the condom, but not more. With sexual education now being taught in schools, it is only expected to have an increase in sexual awareness and birth control options in the younger generations. However, not all communities and families approve of pregnancy control education in early school years, particularly since children are too immature, and because any attempt to introduce them to birth control becomes a way to speed up their sexually active life.
From all birth control options, condoms only offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STD or STI), including AIDS. However, for optimal protection, condoms like all other birth control options should be used consistently and correctly. In terms of statistics, condoms are considered 75% to 85% efficient in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. Due to incorrect use, or to low quality, condoms may break, tear or slip, thus exposing both sex partners to disease and the eventuality of pregnancy.
It is a good idea for people who want to become sexually involved to know what pregnancy control options they have at hand. The choice varies greatly depending on personal preferences, beliefs, health condition or on whether the two are committed to a serious relationship or they have sex with more partners. Although some issues tend to be considered taboos, you should not shy out when it comes to talking to the doctor. Discussing all the details, weighing the pros and cons and getting all the questions answered represents the best way to figure out the optimal birth control method for you.
It's quite rewarding for doctors and family planning specialists to see couples come together for an appointment in order to discuss openly about the various birth control options available. However, reading various online materials may not always prove enough for the education of youngsters. This is just a first step towards getting educated and establishing solid, healthy relationships. Knowing what birth control options there are available, makes choices easier. However, individual specificity remains the decisive factor, and only a specialist can help you figure out the right approach.
In families where parents take the time to talk to their children about sexuality and the responsibilities of active sexual life, the risks of unwanted pregnancies, abortion or sexually transmitted diseases are lower. Parents therefore ought to guide their siblings with advice or take them to a specialist to get more answers if they themselves can't offer them.