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Effectiveness of Contraceptive Injections and Other Modern Methods

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Simply put, birth control involves different techniques and ways to prevent pregnancy. A 2015 survey showed that there were approximately 15.6 million abortions in India alone. Dr Sagarika Basu. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Hospital Anandapur said that this clearly indicates a need for contraception in their society and increased awareness of the same. Some LARC (Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives) options include : Contraceptive jab, Intrauterine Device (IUD), Contraceptive Implant. The effectiveness of these methods and products is almost 99.9 per cent, which means they have a better profile and efficacy than contraceptive pills and barrier methods (such as condoms, diaphragm, etc.) There are some side effects as The side effects are pretty minimal, but one common reaction is an irregular bleeding pattern in women. There are no other significant effects on a woman’s fertility in the future. A few of the other contraception methods are combined oral contraceptives or progesterone-only pills. These are effective too if consumed mindfully and properly without a miss. More permanent contraception includes tubal ligation for women and vasectomy for men. These are irreversible, and one should only contemplate the same after giving it a proper thought about family planning. Some other urgent contraception comes in the form of a 72-hour pill. But, such medications should only be reserved for sudden emergency purposes and not routinely used for regular contraception.

Report : Anustup Kundu