How reliable is birth control?

Birth control has been one of the most hotly debated subjects among humans for centuries, and there are hundreds of ways to take care of it. With so many options available, sometimes it can be hard to tell which ones work best. Here we will discuss some of the most popular contraceptive methods and evaluate how effective they truly are.

Barrier contraceptives – do they really block babies?!

Barrier contraceptives have been a favorite amongst human beings since younger years when ‘sex-ed’ classes were the hottest topic in school, like Justin Timberlake in 2000s. This category includes condoms (both male and female), diaphragms, cervical caps, sponges or even plastic wrap (nope not kidding). Basically anything that you can think would limit penetration or prevent sperm from its destination: egg-penile contact! Now you must wonder if these nifty devices actually work? The answer is YES!

A good old fashioned condom that costs as low as $10 a dozen has an effectiveness rate 85-90% depending on their brand while female barrier condoms also referred to FC2 condoms have a lower success rate at approximately 79%. If you want something reusable then diaphragms come along with spermacide make up for about 94% failure-free protection!

Pills – A hormonal journey

Since contraception’s inception back in ancient times, women have had various pills thrust upon them; our great-great-grandmothers got chalky pills containing estrogen powders made first synthetically before HRT started making headlines recently. These days we get hormone-based childbirth prevention tablets such as Ortho-Tri-Cyclen or Yasmin to name just two brands out there today. But do these heavily marketed modern day medication trays ending PMS symptoms matter only by preventing pregnancies?

Short answer?- No.
When taken correctly oral contraceptive pill ACCOMPLISHES its mission with efficacy rates ranging between 91-99% depending on the brand.

Hormonal Replacement Therapy

Long acts- The Injectables, IUDs and more

Let’s move onto medical devices now. The insertion of a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is implanted in your uterus by a doctor. Yes, you read that right – implantation of an apparatus in your cervix! Another one is injection which administers hormones to fool your body into being pregnant for three months at a time or until the next jab in order not to jump into pregnancy just yet.

If properly inserted or injected long-acting contraception can result with prevention up to 98% effective.The copper-formulated IUD doesn’t include added chemicals such as hormones but tend to cause heavy bleeding during menstruation periods.

CONCLUSION: It all depends!

There are births control options available currently that could potentially keep women’s bodies from nasty surprise babies while allowing them their desired family planning choices . While no method provides complete protection against unwanted pregnancies, analysing each would reveal birth control measures come pretty close.

So ultimately it comes down to preference, whether barrier methods like condoms sound good enough for people who do not want any meds interacting with themselves; those who can deal better past regularly seeing OB/GYN type doctors may fancy oral contraceptives accurately taken pills; anyone afraid of cramping before gyne session should definitely go invest time and dollars placing long-lasting forms like injections/IUDs which last much longer than alternatives mentioned earlier. But one thing we need know clearly: ‘The best contraception is/can be different every person’.