Accidental pregnancy is a widespread problem in the United States with almost 50 percent occurring in women using some type of contraception, according to the National Survey of Family Growth.
Failure can be explained by inconsistent or incorrect usage, method discontinuation (often due to cost or lack of prescription) and failure of the actual method as well as misunderstanding one's fertility cycle. Proper patient education is the key.
A frank discussion between women and their healthcare providers must take place with thorough explanations about particular methods of contraception under consideration. Patient education is the key.
To answer "What's right for me?" your discussion about birth control options must take into account the following parameters:
Contraception techniques can be broken down into categories:
2) Irreversible (permanent)
3) Miscellaneous methods
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