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Which Method Of Contraception Really Suits You? Check It Now

Which Method Of Contraception Really Suits You? Check It Now

While a lot of people learn from experience, reviewing different methods of contraception with both pros and cons listed will help make the process of finding the right contraceptive method for you easier (as well as faster). Let’s dive in.

Method 1: The Pill

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    This method is super popular. Taking pills every day will prevent your ovaries from ovulating (also known as releasing an egg), while additionally, the hormones found in these pills will make it extremely difficult for sperm to reach an egg that might have slipped through.

    Two types of pills that you’re able to take each day are:

    The pill isn’t for everyone, however. Make sure you check out the pros and cons listed below.

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    Pros:

    If you’re great at following a set schedule, these methods will help you tremendously. These pills are also known to soothe period cramps, treat heavy periods, and can sometimes treat endometriosis.

    Cons:

    While these pills are known to treat many things (see above list), they can also be quite dangerous. If you forget to take a pill one day, you can suffer from some pretty awful side-effects, which include (but are not limited to) vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes pregnancy. The pills need to be taken at the same time each and every day to be at their most effective to prevent pregnancy. Moreover, these pills don’t prevent you from getting STDs.

    Method 2: Condoms

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      There are two types of condoms: female ones and males ones.

      Pros:

      Condoms are super easy to apply! All you have to do is break open the wrapper, put it on, and go to town. You insert them and when you’re finished, you simply pull them out and throw them in the garbage.

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      Cons:

      A lot of the time we lose ourselves before sex. We get so caught up in the moment that we forget to put on a condom (or insert a diaphragm or cap). Not using contraceptives can, and a lot of the time will, result in pregnancy. Some people also do not find pleasure while having sex with a condom on, but can’t always rely on the “pull-out method”. Condoms can break easily, too. If you forget to put spermicide on the diaphragm or cap before inserting it, the sperm will not be killed. This can also result in pregnancy.

      Method 3: Rings

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        Vaginal ring is a small, soft plastic ring to place inside the vagina. The vaginal ring stays inside of you for 21 days (you must take it out while you have your period), and then you insert a new one for another 21 days.

        The ring releases oestrogen and progestogen which prevents ovulation (release of an egg). This makes it difficult for sperm to get to an egg and thins the womb lining, so it’s less likely that an egg will implant there.

        Pros:

        With contraceptive methods like these, you can go as long as a few weeks without worrying about anything.

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        Cons:

        The vaginal ring has been known to cause blood clots (in rare cases). If you forget to take the vaginal ring out after 21 days, you’ll have to go to your doctor immediately to receive emergency contraception.

        Method 4: Implants & IUDs

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          If you don’t want to worry about taking a pill every day, getting a shot (or removing a ring) every month, or using a condom every time you have sex, these methods are for you. As long as you remember to check in with your doctor every few years, these contraceptive methods will work wonders for you.

          Some long-term contraceptive methods include:

          Because you’ll have these inside of you for years, it’s good to know what the pros and cons to these are.

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          Pros:

          You don’t have to do anything for, well, years! This is great for people who have a hectic schedule and can’t remember to go to the doctor every few months or take a pill at a certain time each day. If you don’t want to be pregnant for a while (or simply don’t want kids at all), these methods are ideal for you.

          Cons:

          Some people who have used these contraceptive methods have been known to get infections in (and around) the area where it was originally implanted. These infections are of course treatable, but you’ll be in some pain for a little while. These methods can also cause high fevers, pain in your lower abdomen, and smelly discharge. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to go to your doctor right away.

          Final Verdict

          Whichever method you choose, make sure that it will fit your day-to-day schedule. Be sure to stay on top of it and go to your doctor if you feel any pain or discomfort right away.

          What methods have you used in the past? Did you ever experience negative side effects from these methods? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to share this with your friends and family members, too!

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          60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

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          Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted.

            Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

            1. Good Health

            Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

            2. Money in the Bank

            Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

            3. Good Friends

            Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

            4. Freedom of Religion

            Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

            5. Your Parents

            Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

            6. Weekends

            There’s something magical about weekends.

            7.Having a Partner

            Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

            8. Pets

            Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

            9. Learning from Mistakes

            If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

            10. Opportunity to Get an Education

            The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.

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            11. Having a Home

            Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

            12. An Ability to Read

            If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

            13. Breathing Fresh Air

            Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

            14. A Bed to Sleep

            A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

            15. Laughter

            Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

            16. Safety and Security

            Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

            17. Cars

            Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

            18. Sunshine

            The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

            19. Time

            Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

            20. Clean Water

            Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

            21. Cell Phones

            Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

            22. Love

            The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

            23. Books

            Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.

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            24. Kindness of Strangers

            Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

            25. Campfires

            The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

            26. Pain

            Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

            27. Art

            The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

            28. Holidays

            Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

            29. Freedom of Speech

            Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

            30. Rainbows

            The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

            31. Tears

            Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

            32. Waking up Today

            Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

            33. Indoor Plumbing

            Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

            34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

            Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

            35. Mountains

            Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

            36. Eyesight

            Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.

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            37. Grocery Stores

            Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

            38. Sunsets

            Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

            39. Entertainment

            Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

            40. Your Mind

            Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

            41. Employment

            Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

            42. Diversity

            The world would be a boring place without diversity.

            43. Moon and Stars

            The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

            44. Electricity

            Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

            45. Air Conditioning

            Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

            46. Hearing

            Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

            47. Children

            Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

            48. Ability to Learn

            The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

            49. People Willing to Teach

            Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.

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            50. Oceans

            The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

            51. Modern Medicine

            Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

            52. Music

            Music brings out new emotions.

            53. Entrepreneurs

            Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

            54. Warm Clothing

            On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

            55. Freedom to Vote

            Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

            56. An Internet Connection

            It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

            57. Challenges

            Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

            58. Hiking Trails

            Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

            59. Vaccines

            Many of us wouldn’t be alive without today’s vaccinations.

            60. Armed Forces

            Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

            Realizing all the things you should be thankful for is the first step, practicing gratitude is what you should start doing:

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