Four common contraception questions answered

14 April 2023 | Contraception | by Life Yangu

There are a number of contraceptive methods available. Selecting the right one requires you to consider a number of factors including your health and lifestyle.

To help you get a better overview, here are some common contraception questions answered.

1. How effective are various types of contraception?

The effectiveness of contraception varies depending on the type. Correct and consistent use of each method have an impact on the effectiveness. lt is important to consult a healthcare provider to find out more and choose the most suitable method.

2. Can contraception protect me from sexually transmitted infections?

Only barrier contraception methods such as condoms protect against HIV and STIs when used correctly and consistently.

3. How often do I need to use contraception?

The frequency of using contraception depends on the method. Some methods such as pills need to be taken everyday at the same time; condoms need to be used every time you have sex, while others such as the IUD are inserted once and can provide protection for up to 12 years.

4. What should I do if I experience problems with my contraception?

In case of any adverse effect visit the nearest health facility and consult a healthcare provider to determine the way forward.

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