Contraception: choose your method!
 It's no secret that nowadays women do not want to give birth every year. However, this desire of women never experienced. However, now the beautiful half of humanity has the opportunity to maintain their health without giving up the pleasures of intimate life, while not injuring yourself abortion. September 26th planet celebrates World Contraception Day - World Contraception Day.

Festival is a young, first time it was mentioned in 2007. The purpose of this celebration is to educate the public about the need for birth control. It is especially important to convey to young people who are sexually active, do not plan to become parents.

Contraceptives preserve women's reproductive health and mental too.

The motto of the festival: "Contraception: It's your life, it's your responsibility" - «Contraception: it's your life, it is your responsibility" .

The initiators of the World Contraception Day - the international organizations related to the issues of family planning believe that every pregnancy should be wanted.

According to the organizers, the day of contraception should attract the attention of authorities and the public to the fact that from a young age that sex education should be carried out and tell the girls and boys of contraception.

The history of contraception is likely to start from the beginning of human civilization. Almost all women at all times sought to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy.

Perhaps one of the earliest references to the prevention of pregnancy is in Bible . It coitus interruptus, which is mentioned in chapter 38 of Genesis, in the story of Judah and Tamar . The method must say dubious, but some couples practice it in our time.

Coitus interruptus is described in ancient documents Africa . Although there have been known as phytochemicals, are in the form of a cocoon inserted into the vagina.

A American Indians   vagina washed decoction of the bark of mahogany and lemon.

It was thought also that if chew parsley, monthly will come in 4 days.

  In Sumatra   and neighboring islands in the vagina before intercourse invest opium.

AT Ancient Egypt   around 1850 BC representatives of the upper class used the contraceptive sponges soaked in broth and acacia honey and even crocodile dung, which prevented the penetration of sperm into the uterus and even cause death of sperm.

In the I century BC Diaskorides   recommended to use to prevent pregnancy broth of mandrake.

Aristotle   I leave evidence that in Ancient Greece   We used a variety of oils and incense to hinder the penetration of sperm into the uterus. Ancient Greeks rubbed the penis juniper berries and Greek women drank the infusion of copper sulfate.

By the way, the calendar method - abstinence during ovulation in a woman came up as the ancient Greeks.

Rabbi Johanan   in the territory ancient Palestine   for the same purpose, he advised: "Take the wood glue Egyptian thorn, alum and garden saffron ...".

AT China For example, for the prevention of pregnancy was used mercury is placed in the uterus.

AT Japan   used oiled bamboo leaf.

Arab doctors of the XIV century   advised the men to rub the penis rock salt, tar, onion juice and fir oil.

Arab women use tampons soaked in pomegranate juice.

AT Europe   preserved written advice on contraceptive methods relating to XII.-XVIII centuries.

All known heartthrob Casanova   He believed that pregnancy reliably prevents the lemon rind, placed in front of the uterus. By the way, a slice of lemon and some women use nowadays.

The first semblance of a condom was invented by the ancient Egyptians, the old condom was made from the intestines of animals.

 Contraception: choose your method!

And in 1504 the Italian anatomist Fallopio   condom manufactured from flax.

Rubber condoms appeared only in 1880.

In the 30s of the last century, with the opening of the latex condom manufacturing technology it has been significantly improved.

At the beginning of the last century were also invented the loop is introduced into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

In 1933 a book was published Hoke In which it was described 180 different spermicidal substances.

In 1934, there was Ota ring .

The first intrauterine device was manufactured in Germany   of silkworm thread and silver rings.

But widespread intrauterine devices of various shapes have received by the end of the '50s - early 60s of last century.

In the 50s scientists have developed a synthetic analogues of sex hormones, which blocked ovulation. And in 1960 the world's first hormonal oral contraceptive was approved by the US FDA for the Food and Drug Administration.

Nowadays there is a wide range of contraceptive methods to enjoy intimacy with a loved one, without fear of unwanted pregnancy.

Hormone pills   you need to take every day, IUD changed once in 5 years, spermicides used before every sexual act.

 Contraception: choose your method!

Oral contraceptives To help regulate menstrual cycles, reduce premenstrual discomfort.

There are oral contraceptives improve skin condition. They give 99, 7% protection against pregnancy.

Spermicides   create a vagina unfavorable environment for the promotion of sperm pH. Their degree of protection of 85%.

Their structure often includes substances that also kill germs. But their frequent use may be disrupted normal bioflora that threatens dysbiosis.

The most reliable method of contraception is intrauterine hormonal system (Mirena)   - 99, 9%.

Condoms   give 80% guarantee.

But the condom has no contraindications.

Emergency contraception So-called "Tablets of the second day" Containing monthly dose of hormone use is possible only in extreme cases. Otherwise, the internal hormonal system will come to a complete imbalance.

Choose your method, given the state of health of each particular woman, contraindications and suggestions will help gynecologist.

So you love and be happy!
Author: Natalia Alexeeva