Monday, January 14, 2013

A Very Lady Post - Part Three

A Very Lady Post - Part One
A Very Lady Post - Part Two

Ladies! Today we'll continue with contraceptive methods. We've already covered: Oral contraceptives and barrier contraceptives in part two

Now, it's time for intrauterine devices (IUD):

  • What are they?
    • Devices that are placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. They can be inserted any time during the menstrual cycle once a pre-existing pregnancy is excluded.
  • How do they work?
    • By preventing fertilisation and implantation.
  • Side effects:
    • Heavy and painful menstruation with the copper T, but menstrual flow and cramping with levonorgestrel IUD.



Emergency Contraception:
  • What is it?
    • It is commonly requested due to failure of contraceptive methods.
  • How is it used?
    • It is called a morning after pill, to be taken during the first 72 hours of failure of the contraceptive method to cut down the risk of pregnancy. 
    • it could be in form of oral contraceptive pills or insertion or an IUD
Failure Rates:


Method
Perfect Use
Typical Use
OCPs
0.3%
8%
Male Condoms
2%
15%
Diaphragm with Spermicide
6%
16%
Copper T (IUD)
0.6%
0.8%
Levonorgestrel IUD
0.2%
0.2%
Long Term Injectables (Depo-Provera)
0.3%
3%

That's it for contraceptives! What would you like to hear about next time?
Another thing, I'm working on translating this with the lovely Omair Taibah! Give his blog a visit and if you'd like to help translate this, do let us know!

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