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What are some popular methods?

Hidden contraceptives like an implant, injection or intra uterine device (loop) are popular. They are 'hidden' because nobody will know you are using them but you unless you tell them. The contraceptive pill also lets young women depend on themselves to prevent unintended pregnancy.

These birth control methods are great to prevent a pregnancy, but the problem is they won't keep you safe from STIs or HIV. Only a male or female condom can prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. That's why it is always best to use a condom as well as your chosen birth control method, when you are old enough to start having sex.

Why are the hidden methods so popular?

  1. They're safe for young girls
  2. They're effective at preventing pregnancy
  3. They're private — which means they are not visible to others
  4. They're convenient - no daily pills to take.
  5. They're removable when you’re ready to get pregnant
  6. They're long-acting protection against pregnancy

What is an implant?

These are small flexible rods about the size of a matchstick. They are inserted into your upper arm by a trained healthcare provider. The implant will stay there for 3-5 years and provide protection against pregnancy. When the implant is removed by a trained healthcare provider, the woman can become pregnant very soon thereafter.

Remember, IUDs and implants protect against pregnancy, but they are not enough as they do not protect against STIs or HIV. Always use a condom as well in order to stay safe.

You can get an implant, injection or contraceptive advice free at the nearest healthcare facility. Visit them and ask what method will work best for you.

Girls, if you are old enough to have sex, what form of birth control are you currently using and why?

Guys, do you think contraception is your business too? Do you ask a lover if she's on contraception before you decide to have sex?

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Lucky B

A lot of woman especially the adolescents are not prepared to have kids but still they engage in sexually intercourse and at the end of the day they pin the blame on the male partners as if they are the only ones who are expected to do something to mitigate early pregnancy so the main question here is what is it that young females are doing to ensure that least unintended pregnancies occurs since they don't use the family methods put in place for them ?

5 months Ago Report

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Anonymous

When u use Contraceptives doesn't mean u can't use condom to protect yourself on STIs ad it's also help u to get unwanted kids

2 years, 2 months Ago Report

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