It is estimated that 98 percent of women who are sexually active regularly use birth control. Birth control has been readily available for the past few decades. However, there are new methods constantly coming out. The following is a list of birth control methods that are new.
Many birth control options have hormones. This can come with risks, which is why many women are looking for a hormone-free option. Phexxi is a contraceptive that does not have any hormones. It is a vaginal gel that is applied before you have sex. Potassium bitartrate, citric acid, and lactic acid are the ingredients that are found in Phexxi.
Phexxi prevents pregnancy by making the vagina more acidic. The PH level is kept between 3.5 and 4.5. It is impossible for the sperm to survive in an acidic environment. Once you apply the Phexxi, you have one hour to have intercourse and be protected.
You can use the Phexxi along with other birth control methods. If you use Phexxi perfectly, then you can expect it to be around 93 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. Keep in mind that using it perfectly means that you use it correctly every time that you have sex. Many people do not do that. Imperfect use of Phexxi is about to 86 percent effective.
Phexxi is a safe form of birth control. However, it does come with the risk of side effects. Painful urination, urinary tract infection, fungal infections, and burning in the vaginal area are some of the possible side effects.
Phexxi can be expensive. In fact, a box that has 12 applicators can cost $267.50. However, if you have health insurance, then you can usually reduce the cost and in fact, you may not have to pay anything at all.
One of the advantages of using Phexxi is that you can immediately get pregnant if you do not use it. So if your family planning changes, you can quickly change too. If you use hormonal birth control, then it can take you several cycles to get pregnant. You can also use Phexxi along with condoms if you want to have additional protection from STDs.
The vaginal ring has been around for many years. However, the original vaginal rings were only designed to last for 21 days. You have to take the vaginal ring out and replace it with a new one after you have your period. There is a long-acting vaginal ring that can provide you with pregnancy protection for one year.
This vaginal ring works the same way as the other ones. It has hormones in it that are designed to stop you from getting pregnant. You do have to take the long-acting vaginal out after 21 days. However, you can put the same ring back in and use it for up to one year. It is about 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.
Most birth control pills contain estrogen and progestin. Both of these hormones work together to stop your body from releasing an egg. High levels of estrogen can increase the risk of blood clots. That is why it is safer to use a progestin-only birth control pill.
Progestin-only pills can stop you from ovulating. However, it is important for you to take these pills at the same time every day in order to make sure that you get maximum protection. Progestin-only pills are sometimes referred to as mini pills. There has been evidence to suggest that progestin-only pills are less effective than the other ones. Perfect use of the mini pill is about 94 percent effective. Progestin-only pills require a prescription from a healthcare provider.
The birth control patch has been updated. This birth control patch contains Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. It is called Twirla. The Xulane patch has ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin. Twirla and Xulane have the same types of estrogen, but they have different types of estrogen.
You put the Twirla patch on your skin for three weeks. You take the patch off for one week when you get your period. One of the advantages of using Twirla is that it is less likely to cause side effects because it has fewer hormones. It is about 95 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.
Keep in mind that Twirla is not approved for obese women. Studies have shown that it may not work as well if you are obese. Women who are obese are more likely to develop blood clots. You have to get a prescription from a healthcare provider in order to use Twirla.