Contraceptives is not only a girl thingy ooo. Issa both sexes affair. When the b3l33 (pregnancy) comes, it’s a you and I problem. It is not only the girl’s problem. That is the reason why there are various types of contraceptives on the market. You can help your girl get a contraceptive, depending on what type she is comfortable with.
Last night, Ashesians were privileged to have representatives from Lydia Contraceptives and Berla Mundi to educate us.
Brenda, a representative from Lydia Contraceptives said that family planning is not only for married couples, it is for anyone who is sexually active.
She said that, it is essential to use contraceptives as a woman. This is because, you have a job, you want to be a successful woman, and also you would like to further your education. The problem is you cannot achieve these dreams fully if a pregnancy pops up.
- give you control over your reproductive health. It makes you decide on when you want to have babies.
- help regulate your menstrual cycle.
- help prevent certain cancers.
There are two types of contraceptives: long term and shot term.
The short term contraceptives are the daily oral contraceptives and the injectables which are taken monthly or every three (3) months.
The long term contraceptives are the intrauterine devices (IUDs). They work for up to 12 years. What it does is to block the fallopian tubes, and causes changes to your menstrual cycle. The emergency pill or the after-sex pill is taken when the girl has been raped, had unprotected sex or planned unprotected sex. The problem with the after-sex pill is it cannot be taken a daily basis since it has side effects.
Ladies!!! Fertilization takes within 24 hours to 3 days. Please be sure to take the emergency pill/post pill during this duration when you’ve had unprotected sex along the line during intercourse. After 3 days, you cannot take the emergency pill.
- Take the post pill 12 hours and 72 hours after having unprotected sex.
- The post pill works until 120 hours after having sex.
- The more frequently you take the post pill, the less effective it becomes for you.
- The post pill may cause bleeding in-between periods.
There are also hormonal contraceptives. These contraceptives
- work by inhibiting ovulation
- slowing down the semen so it doesn’t fertilise the egg
- thining the lining of the womb, to prevent a potential baby from surviving in there, when you mistakenly get pregnant.
For more information on contraceptives, contact Lydia Contraceptives on 0303974305 between the hours of 8am and 5pm.