If you know you're definitely done having babies, or you aren't interested in having any in the first place, never having to think about birth control again can give you a sense of freedom. That's why bilateral tubal ligation, also known as "getting your tubes tied," is the most popular form of birth control among married couples.
The procedure can be done any time, including in the hospital right after you have a baby. The doctor makes a small cut in your abdomen and then cuts and seals off both...
Women who have regular menstrual cycles and who are very careful about when they have sex usually find it to be effective. If that’s not you, this isn’t going to be the best approach to birth control.
How Does It Work?
The rhythm method includes keeping track of changes in body temperature and vaginal discharge (fluid from the vagina) to pinpoint which days you are fertile. Ask your doctor how best to use the rhythm method.
How Effective Is It?
It’s about 75% to 87% effective. That means that up to 1 in 4 women who try it get pregnant in a typical year.
Does the Rhythm Method Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
No. The male condom provides the best protection from most STDs.