Are there sure methods of preventing an unwanted pregnancy? Find out now and pick the ones that work the best for you.
A lot of girls get horrified by the thought of having an unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex and are interested in ways to prevent pregnancy. There is the common idea that drinking a glass of salty water afterwards can prevent pregnancy. Let us see if there is any truth in it.
Read the article till the end to make sure you are totally protected.
Can salt and water prevent pregnancy?
Most modern women and men share the conviction that the birth of a child should be planned, choosing the most convenient time. Although, ways to prevent the pregnancy are different. There are a variety of hormonal drugs and barrier contraceptives, but some don't want to use them for one reason or another. At the same time, it is vital to prevent the occurrence of unwanted pregnancy. Very often a scary thought about unwanted pregnancy may spoil the joy of love. Any woman, barely hearing the word "abortion" involuntarily shudders, in spite of highly qualified doctors, painkillers, and rehabilitation hospitals.
In these cases, many people try to use folk remedies against pregnancy, which were widely used by our ancestors.
Of course, much depends on the characteristics of the organism, and those folk remedies that have helped to a single woman or a married couple, will not be effective for another. Only your experience and common sense will give you a helpful hand.
Does salt water prevent pregnancy?
The truth is that no drinking of salty water, neither douching with it can help you to avoid getting pregnant. Still douching may have some positive effects, as it mechanically washes out the sperm. However, it should be done during the first few minutes after sex, while sperm stays thick for a few moments. Once it gets thin, it starts heading for the goal with a high speed. Female hormones in your own body activate the sperm cells and make them move faster. Actually, it develops the speed of 45 kilometers per hour. So, yes, it is fast and if you wish to use douching, use it right after the sex.
Now, why there are no positive effects of salt and water after sex? Well, just because our body cells have special prevention strategy for coping with too much salt. They simply do not let it into the cells for a while and fight it. So, drinking a few glasses of salty water would not do the trick of preventing the unwanted pregnancy.
Instead it can evoke certain health problems. If you overdo with the salt in water, you risk getting dehydration. Your body needs more water to get rid of the consumed salt than you have drunk already. In the hot climate like Nigeria such an action can lead to dehydration, headache, skin problems and even death in extreme situations.
Ways to prevent pregnancy before unprotected sex:
1. Men's hot bath
It is an old Japanese remedy, which consists in the fact that the man at least one hour before sex takes a hot sitting bath (water temperature is about 40 degrees). Sperm can not withstand the temperature rise and die or lose activity.
2. Juice of unripe pineapple
This is an old Malaysian recipe. Two or three times a day drink a glass of unripe pineapple juice.
Ways to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex
It’s time to use emergency contraception. Mostly these are the pills you take after the unplanned event to prevent the undesirable conception. They are also called the “morning after pills”. These pills can be taken right after the sex or during the upcoming 5 days. They do not produce 100 percent guarantee for not conceiving the child. However, they lower the risks.
These pills are not abortion pills, as they do not contain mifepristone. This chemical evokes abortion, which according to the Bible is murder. However the next morning pills contain high doses of hormone, which lessens the chances of an egg getting fertilized with sperm.
You may not know, but the conception does not take place right after the sex. The sperm can stay in the womb for up to 5 days. Basically, you can get impregnated few days after the sex. This is an important piece of information for all ladies. If you take the hormone pills, you can stop ovulation and prevent pregnancy.
As it was mentioned, abortion pills are different and they are not an option. So, when you shop for such pills, read the instruction carefully.
You might have heard about this one. It is a mechanical method used to wash away and remove sperm out of your vagina. You should use clean water or chamomile solution for this purpose. However, be aware that douching increases the risks of developing vaginal infections after unprotected sex.
- Contraceptive Sponge
This is a small sponge which contains spermicide. This liquid kills sperm preventing it from fertilizing the egg. Keep in mind that it can evoke allergic reaction and irritation in your private parts.
How to prevent pregnancy – best contraception methods
As you may see, ways to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex are not many. Drinking salt and water is not one of them. Some people report they have used it and it worked just fine. Most likely, those are just lucky girls and that is it. Do not rely on such “remedies”.
Now, we live in the modern world. There is nothing wrong with the desire of women to get protected and do birth control. Even the Bible does not say anything against non-abortive birth control methods. So, why not benefit from them? Just remember that none of them provides 100% guarantee! The only real way to avoid pregnancy is to avoid sex.
So, here is a number of contraception methods you can use and minimize and decrease your chances of getting pregnant.
Guys seem to get comfortable with the idea of having a condom in their pocket or bag just in case. However, most girls are ashamed of having one. Nigeria is the country with high level of HIV, AIDS, syphilis and other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). So the undesirable pregnancy might turn out to be the least of your problems after the unprotected sex.
So, the best way to stay well is to avoid it all together. Stay in purity or mate with your husband. Still, if that is not the case, get armed with a condom. Stop by a shop and get few just to have. Carry them around in your purse and do not be ashamed of it. You are the one responsible for your own health and wellbeing.
IMPORTANT FACT: effectiveness of male condom is around 82 percent.
What the heck are these? These are the female condoms. They differ much from the traditional kind and require special skills to install them. You can find more information here: How to use female condom – 10 easy steps for Nigerian ladies.
IMPORTANT FACT: effectiveness of female condom is around 79 percent.
PS: Keep in mind that both condoms and femadons also protect you from STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), AIDS and other infections, while the rest of the contraceptives have only the birth control function!
It is a special small devices used to prevent sperm getting into cervix. It is flexible and can be coupled by spermicide to boost its efficacy. Just apply the spermicide cream right before the use of it. The huge downside of such a thing is its high price. It may cost around 80 US dollars and is prescribed and sold by doctors.
IMPORTANT FACT: effectiveness of female condom is around 88 percent.
Non abortive contraception pills
Remember that these should be taken regularly. Most of the contain hormones and they should be prescribed by your doctor. Pick them carefully. Most such drugs have significant side effects.
IMPORTANT FACT: effectiveness of female condom is around 91 percent depending on brand and type.
This cup is inserted before sex to prevent sperm from getting inside and getting you impregnated. It is an affordable and rather effective type of birth control options.
IMPORTANT FACT: effectiveness of female condom is around 80 percent.
In many developing countries and, unfortunately, in ours the abortion still continues to be one of the most common ways to prevent unwanted pregnancy. But why is this happening? It happens maybe because of the lack of elementary sex education or absolute disregard for health. But still most likely it has the effect of all the above factors in the complex.
According to statistics, one from five women, who make abortion, get infertility. Even if you do not take into account the tremendous number of other complications that arise during and after the abortion, the risk of infertility should be enough to think if it is worth it.
Modern medicine offers a huge arsenal of methods to protect against unwanted pregnancy. In order not to feel sorry for what he have done (we are referring to abortion) in future, you just need to choose the best method of contraception for you personally.
Now you have a list of possible options and know what to do after the unprotected sex to prevent undesirable pregnancy or how to get protected using various means. Share this with your friends to help them out.
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