WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY!

WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY!

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Is a worldwide campaign whose mission is to improve the awareness of contraception and safe sex to enable young people to make informed decisions on their sexual and reproductive health. According to Your-Life.com this year’s theme is ‘It’s your life; it’s your future; know your options’. The site provides information on contraceptive methods, your body, Q &A’s, and more!

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World Contraception Day aims to inform people on their options, so here are some

Contraception methods:

Short Acting:

  • the pill
  • sponge
  • contraceptive patch
  • contraceptive ring
  • male condom
  • female condom
  • diaphragm
  • cervical cap
  • spermicide

Long Acting Reversible:

  • IUS- intrauterine system
  • contraceptive implant
  • IUD- intrauterine device
  • contraceptive injection

Other Methods:

  • withdrawal method
  • fertility awareness
  • sterilization
  • emergency contraceptives

Learn more at: http://www.your-life.com/en/for-doctors-parents-etc/about-wcd/

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More Sources:

http://www.familyplanning2020.org/news-events/upcoming-events/576-world-contraception-day

http://www.populationaction.org/blog/2014/09/23/there-are-many-effective-birth-control-methods-coca-cola-isnt-one-of-them/

(the link above has a video from EngenderHealth on Contraceptive History!)

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