Rethinking contraception: finish with the side effects

Access to contraception in France has been democratized, public health policies have greatly supported these issues and the institutions of local health carry out prevention, prescription, and follow-up. Has a period where contraception was limited to a few methods, the contraceptive pill is rapidly coming into use standards and is today the most used method. Nevertheless, it is a contraceptive method largely unknown (24% of French people think that the pill can make you sterile) and overvalued (the pill is only 97% efficiency theoretical, 91%, taking into account the omissions).

The limits of the contraceptive pill

In France per year, 200 000 abortions are carried out. Therefore, it is difficult to believe that the systems of birth control are promoted in an optimal way. In fact, if a lot of ABORTIONS are due simply to have unprotected sex (without necessarily the use of the morning-after pill), they are also the result of contraceptive methods are not adapted to a mode of life or binding to the body.

It is a question of distinguishing the pill oestro-progestogen (pill “minidosée”), composed of a synthetic estrogen and a synthetic progestin, and the progestin-only pill (the pill “micro dosed”), composed of a synthetic progestin. They were all two-for-short-term effects cause of acne, slight weight gain, a potential loss of hair, as well as the retention of water.

Pathological effects possible side :

  • Risk of myocardial infarction and other problems, cardio-vascular, the risks of which are multiplied by the cigarette
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Risk of cancer (breast, cervix, liver, ovaries, etc)

Due to its common use, one does not often question the pill and its effects, or we consider its impact as unchangeable or due to other possible factors.

The new methods of contraception

It is, therefore, to determine if other methods of contraception do not suit more to your appearance or your lifestyle. Nothing prevents you to “test” some methods after consultation of your gynecologist, that we prefer a general practitioner, in fact it will often be inclined to prescribe… what he knows ! Moreover, each method of contraception has specificities to be taken into account.

Since several years the technological advances have changed the methods of birth control to lead to other methods less burdensome, less invasive and more tolerant in terms of use:

  • Implant
  • IUD (intrauterine device) copper
  • Vaginal ring
  • Patch
  • Diaphragm
  • Vaginal ring
  • Spermicides
  • Cervical cap
  • Abstinence natural (as a supplement)
  • Male or female condoms