Contraception

9 Eyebrow-Raising Condom Facts Most People Don't Know

We all know that condoms are also nicknamed jimmies. But did you know they're also called scumbags? Did you know people in the past had to use condoms made from pigs' intestines? Also, contrary to popular belief, 40% of condom sales are thanks to proactive women who take responsibility for their sexual health. Here are some more strange facts about the world's most beloved barrier method of contraception – the condom.

What Are The Side Effects Of Condoms?

Don't ditch the condom during intercourse for fear of its side effects. Barring a latex allergy, there are no known side effects of female or male condoms. If you're sensitive to latex, use condoms made of polyurethane or nitrile to eliminate any irritation, burning, or other allergic reactions. Avoid spermicides like nonoxynol-9 which may trigger yeast infections, but don't expose yourself to the risk of HIV or sexually transmitted infections by not using condoms.

Sex During Pregnancy: Is It Safe For Both Mom And Baby?

In a low-risk pregnancy, sex during pregnancy is safe. It doesn't induce labor or miscarriage or hurt the baby. Just find the time, position, and type of activity, barring anal sex, that suits you best. But if you have a prematurely dilated cervix, a low-lying placenta, heavy bleeding while pregnant, and a history of miscarriages or premature births, avoid sex as much as you can.

Why Are Emergency Contraceptives Bad For You

Emergency contraception is a type of birth control used by women after an unprotected sex. It is also used when usual birth control methods fail, like rupturing of condoms and missing out on regular contraceptive pills. They are also called “morning-after pills”. They primarily work by either delaying ovulation or[.....]

What Is Natural Alternative For Emergency Contraceptive Pill?

  The emergency contraceptive pill is considered as a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, contraceptive failure or an unwanted pregnancy. Though not widely reported but side effects of these pills can be long lasting and put at risk your chances of conceiving later. Much before the advent of[.....]