Individuals have several options when it comes to contraception. Some forms of contraception work extremely well, while others are anything but effective. It is important to find the contraception that works well for you and your partner.
Latex Condoms. Latex Condoms are among the first choice for men and women when thinking of contraceptives; this is because they are inexpensive and can be purchased at most drug stores. Not only are they available at drug stores, but now condoms can be found at convenient stores, gas stations, truck stops and upscale night clubs now have them available by the handful. Latex condoms come in a variety of sizes and flavors. When used correctly they can be ninety-nine percent effective.
Sheepskin/Lambskin. These types of condoms are perfect for individuals who have allergic reactions to latex condoms. These brands of condoms are very thin and give individuals a more natural feeling. Some men and women prefer the more natural feeling during sexual intercourse. The sheepskin or Lambskin condoms will allow individuals that feeling. But, there is a downfall to these condoms. The down fall to wearing sheepskin/lambskin condoms is the protection against sexually transmitted diseases are slim and this mean there could be a chance of pregnancy as well. Sheepskin condoms do not provide as much protection as latex condoms.
Withdrawal. Some men enjoy practicing the withdrawal method as a form of a contraceptive method. Withdrawal is usually done by removing the penis before ejaculation occurs during sexual intercourse. However, the failure rate of this method used is relatively high and individuals may become pregnant by pre-ejaculation or at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. The rate of sperm during pre-ejaculation occurs is usually high; this method is not highly effective.
Vasectomy/Tubal ligation. A vasectomy and tubal ligation is sometimes the last result for men and women as a form of contraceptive, but often have the highest rate of being effective. Both methods require small procedures done in a medical facility and does not require a significant amount of healing time. Individuals can resume a healthy sexual life in no time.
Birth control pills for men and women. Women have been taking birth control pills seem like from the beginning of time. These pills are usually ninety-nine percent effect, because no form but abstinence is 100 percent effective. But now there is talk of a birth control pill for men. The pill would decrease the sperm count in men, and would be given in the form of a pill each month or injection shots every three months. It should be very interesting to see how this work for men.