Anticonceptivos para mujer
Contraceptives For Women
As a woman, you may want to ensure that sexual encounters with your partner are pleasurable but also safe from unwanted pregnancy and STI's. Female contraceptives that are available over the counter help make it possible for you to be in control and ensure that you are protected every time that you have intercourse. CVS carries a wide range of female contraceptives and offers discreet shipping for your convenience. You can also learn more about prescribed birth control options such as the pill or the depo-vera shot with CVS Pharmacy today!
Barrier Methods Of Birth Control
Barrier birth control methods help decrease the risk of pregnancy by aiming to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. The contraceptive sponge is one of the most popular barrier birth control methods for women. Sponges are small foam pads that are infused with spermicide. When semen comes in contact with the sponge, the spermicide helps to kill the sperm cells. A sponge can be used as a primary method of birth control. You can insert it into your vagina immediately before intercourse, but it must be left in place for at least 6 hours after sex to provide the most effective protection possible. It's also important that sponges be removed within 30 hours after intercourse. Keep in mind that the sponge does not provide protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Over The Counter Birth Control
Some female contraceptives can be used as secondary forms of birth control. You may want to use one of these products as a backup in case your birth control pills fail or a condom breaks. Popular secondary female contraceptives include morning after pills, spermicide gels and films. These products contain chemicals that help kill sperm to help prevent pregnancy. However, keep in mind that these non barrier birth control methods do not provide protection from STIs and STDs.
Anticonceptivos de emergencia
If you had unprotected sex or are worried that your contraceptive failed, emergency contraceptives can be used to help prevent pregnancy. These oral medications provide a high dose of the hormones found in birth control pills. When taken within 72 hours of sex, emergency contraception can delay or prevent ovulation or interfere with fertilization. There are many popular brands of emergency contraceptives that CVS Pharmacy carries including Plan B One Step y Aftera.
Best Female Contraceptive
It's a good idea to discuss over the counter contraceptives with your health care provider. He or she can help you weigh your options and choose the contraceptive that will be the most effective and convenient for you. Some of the most popular forms of female contraceptives are the birth control sponge, Plan B One Step, Aftera, and spermicide gels and films. No matter what type of female contraceptive you choose, it's important that you take the time to read the directions and follow them carefully, products work most efficiently when used correctly. Also be sure to read the instructions for proper storage and to take note of any expiration dates that appear on the packaging.
What are Female Contraceptives?
There are several types of female contraceptives available to choose from, each of which works differently. One option is commonly called a vaginal contraceptive gel. The spermicide gel is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual activity and will help to kill any sperm that enter the area, thus reducing the risk of pregnancy. Another option is a vaginal contraceptive film, which is inserted into the vagina where it quickly dissolves and will kill sperm on contact. Finally, there are morning after pills such as Plan B One Step and Aftera, which are used after unprotected sex or birth control failure. These work by either preventing an egg from traveling down the fallopian tube or by keeping a fertilized egg from implanting. However, these emergency contraceptive options need to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
How does Birth Control Work?
Female contraceptives can work in different ways. The options that are used prior to sexual activity generally work by inserting a spermicidal product into the vagina so that any sperm that are released are killed on contact. There are also hormonal options that are designed to prevent ovulation if it has not taken place, or prevent implantation if an egg has already been fertilized. These options are generally called emergency contraceptives. None of these options will prevent STDs but are great and effective over the counter birth control options.