Couples who are not ready to have children or do not want to have children need to use contraception to prevent pregnancy. Birth control pills are usually the easiest choice and can be effective in preventing pregnancy. But if a woman forgets to drink it, then this method is not effective. Condoms can be an effective way to prevent pregnancy. However, if a man forgets to use a condom or does not use it properly then this method is not effective.
For every 100 couples who use each type of contraception, the following chart shows how many couples are pregnant within a year.
- Contraceptive methods are considered truly effective if no partner is pregnant while using this method.
- Very effective means that between 1 and 2 of 100 couples become pregnant while using the method.
- Effective means 2 to 12 of 100 couples become pregnant while using the method.
- Quite effective means 13 to 20 of 100 couples become pregnant while using the method.
- Less effective means that 21 to 40 of 100 couples become pregnant while using the method.
- And ineffective means more than 40 out of 100 couples become pregnant while using this method.
Contraceptive methods: Comparison chartContraception Method Number of Spouse Users This Method Will Be Pregnant in a Year? How Effective Is This Method? Protecting from Genital Disease? Consistent do not have sex There is no Really effective Yes Birth control patch (KB patch) 8 out of 100 Effective Not Family planning pills 8 out of 100 Effective Not Vaginal ring 8 out of 100 Effective Not Female condom 21 out of 100 Less effective Yes Male condom 18 out of 100 Effective enough Yes KB injection 3 out of 100 Effective Not Diaphragm 16 out of 100 Effective enough Not Emergency contraception 11 out of 100 Very effective Not IUD Less than 1: 100 Very effective Not Calculate calendar 25 of 100 Less effective Not Spermicide 29 out of 100 Less effective Not Ejaculation outside 27 out of 100 Less effective Not Do not use any method 85 out of 100 Ineffective Not
Choosing a contraceptive method based on how well it performs is very important, but there are other things to remember when choosing a form of contraception. This includes:
- How easy is the use of the contraceptive method
- How much is needed for the method of contraception
- Whether a person's health condition or medication use will affect the work of certain contraceptive methods.