DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20150405

Herbal or modern methods of contraception! choice is yours

Amrendra Kumar Anand, Vinod Prasad, Mansur Alam

Abstract


Contraception generally means prevention of pregnancy. There are a variety of methods ranging from natural to scientific available in accordance to its nature of use. Some methods provide short term birth control facility whereas some other provides permanent or long term birth control facility. But all the methods have some advantages and disadvantages associated with them. For example, male condoms which is made of latex, is 97% effective if used properly though some people may have allergic reaction to latex. Oral contraceptives are also widely used but it causes heart attacks, cancer, and depression among pills user women. Herbal contraception offer alternate ways for women to avoid pregnancy and it is also free from any side effects but the reliability of herbal contraceptive remains uncertain.


Keywords


Contraception, Herbal contraceptive, Pregnancy, Birth control

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