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Family planning methods. Which is better?

There are 6 types of Family Planning Method namely:

  • Long Acting Reversible Method (LARC)
  • Hormonal Contraceptive
  • Barrier Method of Contraception
  • Natural Contraceptive Method
  • Emergency Contraceptive
  • Permanent Contraceptive Method
  • Long-Acting Reversible Method (LARC)
  1. IUD that lasts for 5-10 years.
  2. Implant that lasts for 3-5 years up to 10 years.

It is also called “fit and forget” contraceptive because you do not need to remember them after insertion. They are ≥ 99% effective

  • Hormonal Contraceptive

This includes:

1. Pills

Two types of pills:

  • Combined oral contraceptive pills.
  • Progesterone only contraceptive pills.
2. Depo Provera injection
  • You get an injection every 3 months.
  • It is effective for about 99%.

3. Patches

  • Barrier Method of Contraception
  1. Condoms
  2. Diaphram

They are easy to use, over-the-counter. It protects against STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)

  • Natural Contraceptive Method

It is by counting and avoiding ovulation days.
Coitus Interruptus.

  • Emergency Contraceptive

Two options available:

  1. Hormonal Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) which should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is effective up to 75-80%.
  2. IUD Copper T which is usually effective up to 98% and it should be inserted by your doctor within 5 days of unprotected intercourse.

When to use Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)?

  • If your barrier or condom splits.
  • If you had unprotected intercourse.
  • If you have vomiting or diarrhea while you are on pills.
  • If you missed your injectable contraceptive.
  • If you have been forced to have sex without protection.


  • Permanent Contraceptive Method

    Sterilization or tubal ligation is meant to be irreversible. It prevents all future pregnancies.Either tubal ligation or vasectomy, both are considered minor surgeries and done under anesthesia.


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