When it comes to contraception, women up and down the country have heard horror stories of one sort or another. There are urban legends of implants that have got stuck, injections that have made women scream in pain, and who can forget the obligatory tales of the dreaded condom break. The empowerment of women in the twenty-first century has meant that we have more control over our lives and our bodies than ever before. With the vast array of birth control methods available it can be a minefield trying to decipher which one is the most appropriate for you. Take a look at this handy little guide to help you to develop a more of an understanding of the subject. This will be useful the next time you are discussing contraception options with your doctor.
1. The Female Condom
2. Contraceptive Patch
As with any hormonal shifts caused by a birth control method, there are potential slight increases in the chance of developing breast and cervical cancer in the long term.