Contraception

Body Temperature Contraceptive Method

Body Temperature Contraceptive Method

What is the basal body temperature monitoring method? Basal body temperature monitoring is a contraceptive method which relies on the woman monitoring her basal body temperature on a daily basis. Basal body temperature is the body’s temperature at the time ... Read More »

Calendar Based Methods of Contraception

Calendar Based Methods of Contraception

What are calendar based methods? Calendar based contraceptive methods prevent pregnancy by monitoring the fertile periods during the menstrual cycle. To use this method a woman monitors the length of her menstrual cycle for a period of six months to ... Read More »

Cervical Mucus Monitoring Methods of Birth Control

Cervical Mucus Monitoring Methods of Birth Control

What are the cervical mucus monitoring methods of contraception? The cervical mucus monitoring methods of contraception are methods for preventing pregnancy which rely on a woman monitoring changes in her cervical mucus throughout the menstrual cycle. As the presence and ... Read More »

Morning After Pill

Morning After Pill

Emergency contraception refers to any method of preventing pregnancy following either unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure.More specifically, emergency contraception covers any method which is used before the implantation of a fertilised egg in the uterus.Emergency contraception is also referred ... Read More »

Withdrawal Contraceptive Method

Withdrawal Contraceptive Method

Withdrawal is a contraceptive method in which the male partner interrupts intercourse, so that he can withdraw his penis from his partner’s vagina prior to ejaculation. It is also known as coitus interruptus or simply as “pulling out“. Withdrawal is ... Read More »

Diaphragm

Diaphragm

What is a diaphragm? The diaphragm, which was developed in the 19th century, is one of the oldest methods of preventing pregnancy. It is a latex dome which is inserted into a woman’s vagina prior to sexual intercourse. Silicon diaphragms ... Read More »

Intrauterine Device – IUD

Intrauterine Device – IUD

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T shaped plastic device that is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a long lasting and easily reversible method of contraception and is currently the second most commonly used method ... Read More »

Birth Control

Birth Control

What are contraceptives? Contraceptives, also commonly referred to as family planning or birth control methods, are a range of devices, procedures and medications which assist women to prevent pregnancy. The way they prevent pregnancy differs, but most methods are either ... Read More »

Fertility Awareness Contraceptive Methods

Fertility Awareness Contraceptive Methods

What are fertility awareness contraceptive methods? Fertility awareness contraceptive methods are methods of preventing pregnancy which rely on a woman monitoring her fertility throughout the menstrual cycle and avoiding sex on days of the cycle in which she is fertile. ... Read More »