Post # 1
A friend on facebook posted this link today on 10 different, little known methods of birth control. I thought I’d share with the hive, since I’ve seen quite a few requests for information on BC or alternative BC methods (something other then The Pill). I felt that the article is informative, engaging, as well as gives you many of the Pros and Cons of the different methods- important stuff to know when choosing how to prevent pregnancy, STIs and HIV/AIDs.
For those who have problems with the link I placed above, here is the address so you can copy and paste it:
Post # 3
Thanks! I enjoyed the article as well.
Post # 4
Interesting read. It’s a shame they left out Fertility Awareness Methods. While it may not be for everyone, It’s a very viable and successful way to prevent pregnancy these day’s…
Post # 5
Thanks for sharing.
KLP, what are these methods that you speak of?
Post # 6
@KLP- it would be nice if the list were much more extensive, but I felt that what they did cover was done well and informative.
@Boston Bee- Glad you liked it!
Post # 7
Thanks for sharing the article! I am happy that the article presents alternatives to the pill but I am dismayed that the article included emergency contraception as an alternative to the regular birth control pill. Yes emergency contraception is important to know about and to be able to access, but it is not a method of birth control that you should depend on for regular use (which all of the other methods in the article are and what the article is pitched to).
I was also disappointed (but not really surprised) by the exclusion of natural methods of pregnancy prevention. PrncssDva, the fertility awareness methods KLP was referring to are a generic term for natural family planning methods or NFP. Search that on weddingbee and you’ll find lots of posts about it! Basically you monitor your body’s natural signals to determine whether you are fertile or not (you are fertile for only a few days of the cycle) and then act appropriately (but no hormones). Certain types of NFP are safe, effective as the pill, and virtually free.
Post # 8
Very interesting. All ones I remember hearing about in sex-ed but I guess since doctors don’t talk about them much anymore, it’s good to get them out there.