What are other ways for a female to protect herself from getting pregant besides birth control, pulling out and condoms?

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  • Since nobody was able to offer good, balanced advice (other than @loves2learn), here you go, a nice step by step guide to finding the contraception that works for YOU.

    1. Get the facts
    2. Take time to think about the facts
    3. Talk to a health care professional (gynaecologist)
    Optional: talk to your partner
    4. Make a choice
    5. Inform your partner about your choice if you feel the need to
    So, as you can see, I can only help you with step 1.
    The most objective way to talk about contraception is by looking at different methods' Pearl Index: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Index
    The Pearl Index indicates how safe one method of contraception is. Since you asked what methods there are, here's a little infograph taken from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_birth_control_methods ):

    Look at this very carefully, source: Wikipedia, explaining the Pearl Index
    Look at this very carefully, source: Wikipedia, explaining the Pearl Index

    Since some mentioned the calendar method or Natural Family Planning (NFP, usually a combination of the calendar method and measuring your temperature every day at the same time to determine the time of ovulation), I would like to point out that this is one of the unsafest methods out there! Please don't rely on it. You can combine NFP with non-hormonal contraception if you like.

    If you're below 18, some methods simply won't be handy or work for you. Here's an overview of non-hormonal contraception:

    • IUD (Intrauterine Device) or Copper Spiral, looks like this and has to be implanted by your gynaecologist:
    What are other ways for a female to protect herself from getting pregant besides birth control, pulling out and condoms?
        IUDs can worsen cramps and bleeding, your uterus may simply be too small right now or your uterus could also get rid of the IUD because it doesn't like it. Some women love it, others have absolute horror stories with it, but it's considered VERY safe: 0.8% of women who use it get pregnant within 1 year of using it if placed correctly.
      • Spermicides (gels that kill sperm): may be uncomfortable to use, may throw off your vagina's pH and make a yeast infection more likely. I was taught in sex ed that among young people, spermicides aren't popular. Again, some women love it, some don't. Try it for yourself but don't rely on using spermicides alone. 28% of women who only use spermicides become pregnant within 1 year. That's worse than using NFP!
      What are other ways for a female to protect herself from getting pregant besides birth control, pulling out and condoms?
      • Diaphragm or Female Condom: These are both methods where you have to insert an object into your vagina yourself before intercourse. Diaphragms have to be used in combination with spermicides. Both methods aren't safe because they're often used incorrectly (Pearl Index Diaphragm: 12%, Female Condom: 21%).
      What are other ways for a female to protect herself from getting pregant besides birth control, pulling out and condoms?
      Female Condoms
      Female Condoms

      All other contraception methods are hormonal. Here they are:

      • "Birth Control"/Anti baby pill
      • Hormonal Ring
      • Hormonal Injection
      • Hormonal Patch
      • Hormonal Implant (usually in your arm)

      Hormonal contraception has many side effects that non-hormonal contraception doesn't have because non-hormonal contraception doesn't mess with your hormones.

      Ultimately, the choice is yours, but please use the internet to gather even more knowledge on contraception or ask an adult you trust to guide you!

      My personal opinion: all methods are crappy and have major downsides, I use condoms and not having sex at all for 2 weeks each month when I could be fertile.

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    • Well most obviously just don’t have sex. However if you are having sex then condoms are the easiest to get and also protect from STDs as well.

      remember the condom rule... if it isn’t on it isn’t in...

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    • I mean the easiest way if you don't want it to be permanent but long enough lasting is the Birth Control Shot get injected with that thing will be good for a couple weeks. But you said no birth control so probably just do sexual things that don't involve sex or get a permanent thing so you can never be so.

    • There's spermicides, female condoms, abstinence, diaphragms, the sponge, the cervical cap, periods, castration, hysterectomies, certain religious cults (see abstinence), just saying, "NO!!", pregnancy itself and probably a few others I've forgotten about.

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    • The word NO? Usually works fine. No other sensible way.

    • If you don't want a gut take it in the butt

    • Spermicide, plan b (not reliable and hard on the body), diaphragm, iud.

      • I never heard of this

      • Any of them? It’s 4 different options.

    • Well, anal, oral, and outercourse. That is it.

    • Those are about it.

      just note though, pulling out is not protection.

      it’s at best 50/50, a lot of guys simply won’t pull out in time or even want to.

      Link here that shows all the various types and explanation of each.

      https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

    • Natural cycles so basically tracking BBT and pulling out or avoiding sex during ovulation.

    • Abstinence. I heard it works wonders.

    • abstinence ;)

    • Abstention. by the way pulling out is very unreliable.

    • Not having intercourse just oral handjobs or touching herself

    • There's the tracking method but requires being very in tune with your body and obviously not reliable. Basically a few days before and after your period you aren't fertile (if you have a typical cycle) .
      But again it is not reliable.

    • How young? You mean you lied about your age? What else do you lie about?
      If you have a health or medical question, ASK YOUR DOCTOR.

    • Umm, abstinence.

    • NFP.

    • Not to have sex, that's best way to not get pregnant other than option described in question.

    • anal.

    • Cross your legs.. remove your womb.. hold a penny between your knees..

    • Not having sex.

    • Spermicides and surgery.

    • Sterilization

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