Tackling teen pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy in females under the age of 20.This is can be the most nerve cracking feeling.First am going to talk about contraceptives.If you have decided to finally have sex with your boyfriend,it is very important to use protection to avoid infections and unwanted pregnancies.You personally need to feel free and carefully discus this topic with your partner because BOY’S DON’T GET PREGNANT.

Their are many methods for birth control but not all are ideal for teenagers.Each method

has it’s pros and cons hence it is important to discuss with your health care provider on which method you feel it’s best.To get the topic going am going to discuss three:

  1. Birth control pills

Pills are one of the most popular forms of birth control because they’re effective, convenient, safe to use and easy to obtain with a prescription.There are many additional benefits of birth control pills, including reduced menstrual cramps, lighter periods and some protection against pelvic inflammatory disease. Some types even help reduce acne, prevent bone thinning and alleviate premenstrual symptom
s. Certain types let you have just four periods a year. However, there can be some side
effects of birth control pills, like bleeding between periods, nausea and breast tenderness, which usually only last for the first few months.Image result for birth control pills

2.Birth control shots

The birth control shot  is a good option for girls who aren’t good at remembering to take a pill every day, since the injection is once every three months. In addition to effectively preventing pregnancy, the shot can also protect against endometrial cancer and iron-deficiency anemia. It has possible side effects like weight gain and irregular menstrual bleeding.Image result for birth control shots

3.Male condom

 A thin sheath of rubber that slips over the penis. Condoms provide a barrier that prevents pregnancy and STDs by keeping semen from entering the vagina. Male condoms have their disadvantages,other than breaking,one can be allergic to the latex hence other birth control methods can be used.

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4.Female condom

A pouch with two flexible rings, one fitting inside the vagina and the other on the outside. When it is inserted into the vagina, the closed end shields the cervix, the sheath lines the vaginal walls, and the ringed open end hangs outside the vagina to cover the labia.Image result for female condoms kenya

 

For An Emergency:

Sometimes condoms break, or teens may forget to use their method properly. Emergency contraception is an option for teens. Plan B One-Step® and other similar store-brand pills contain progestin hormones. They are available over-the-counter, even for teens. Doctors can prescribe other types of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can work for up to 3 days after sex, but the sooner it is used the better it works.

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