It’s important for sexually active people to be aware of the different types of preventive contraception available. Contraception has two primary roles. It prevents unwanted pregnancies as well as the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The different types of barrier methods include male condoms, female condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps. Male condoms are made from latex rubber, vinyl, or natural products, and are unrolled onto an erect penis before having sex. This prevents sperm from reaching the female reproductive tract, and also stops microorganisms from passing from one person to the other (this is true only of latex and vinyl condoms). It goes without saying that if you are allergic to latex, your choice of products is limited.
Different Types of Contraception
Contraception falls into four main categories, each with its own advantages:
- barrier methods
- hormonal methods
- natural birth control