Sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy can cause major changes in the life of every teenager. That’s why teens need to think thoroughly about the possible consequences before they engage in any kind of sexual relationship. On the other hand, teens that are sexually active need to think about the method of contraception and protection from sexually transmitted diseases in order to preserve their health and their partner’s health too. It is not smart to get involved in unsafe sex.
Keep in mind that only one sexual intercourse is enough for a girl to get pregnant or transmission of a disease. Sexually active teens, regardless of whether we are talking about girls or boys, who are not using protection, are exposed to 90% chances of conception within a year.
If you are a teen and even if you are planning to abstain, make sure to get enough information about all types of birth control that are available. Try to find information on methods that can protect you from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, learn more about birth control techniques and how to use condoms etc. Although you may not feel comfortable to talk about sex and contraception with your parents, peers or teachers, but it is very important that you know all about safe sex and protection in order to be well prepared to enter the world of sexuality and make sure that your health is perfectly safe.
The best contraceptive method that you can rely on is the one that can be used in easiest way every time you have an intercourse. You should regularly visit your doctor to make sure that the selected method works properly and if you notice any side effects that make the whole procedure difficult share this with your doctor. Maybe the method you are using is inadequate and not the best for you.
Some of the girls are worried about their first visit to a gynecologist who is the only person who can prescribe birth control pills. Don’t be afraid of this visit and talk with the doctor about every step of the exam because this is the only way to eliminate fear. If you are already practicing sexual intercourses, it is extremely important to take a test for sexually transmitted diseases. This is something that you should do at least once a year. Some of these tests are conducted by providing urine samples. Now lets’ check some of the popular and efficient methods of contraception.
First of all, abstinence or refraining from sex is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy and diseases. Condom/ preservative is a method that largely protects against pregnancy if it contains spermicides. If the condom breaks, you will need emergency contraception. This form of contraception is used in the event when all forms of contraception fail. Post-coital contraception must be used within 72 hours from the unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be noted that the popular morning after pill is extremely effective, but it comes with certain side effects.