How wonderful it is when you can boldly say that everything planned is being carried out, and the forces for new achievements do not decrease, on the contrary, they increase. Brilliant ideas are born, work and life bring tremendous pleasure. And inspiration is drawn from the family, with its peace and tranquility. Of course, you strive to maintain this stability and lifestyle for a long time.
I really appreciate my independence and independence, but with all this I want to remain fragile, sexy and desirable for my husband. Preserving the romance and spontaneity of moments of intimacy.
And, of course, I don’t want to worry about a few days of delay and disrupt my rhythm of life with unnecessary problems associated with the use of untested and not always effective drugs.
Meanwhile, the most banal issue of protection can bring dissonance into intimate life. I know families where the coolness and tension of married life appeared precisely because of the uncertainty in contraceptives.
When you are not sure about the method of protection, you try to avoid intimacy on “dangerous days” by coming up with excuses. So intimacy is postponed once, then again. All this is reflected not only in the relationship between husband and wife, but also in the family climate as a whole.
When we had children, I realized how much my family meant to me. They give me strength and desire to boldly look forward, work, and implement my plans.
And in order to preserve the stability that I have, I decided to choose an effective and long-term method of contraception. Together with the doctor, we decided that the best option for our couple would be the installation of an intrauterine hormonal system.
Once, in a conversation with friends, we touched on the topic of contraception. It turned out that each of us used a different method. And for each it was the most optimal. But after listening to them, I was even more convinced of the correctness of my choice. Why?
Here is an example of a condom. One friend uses it and is very pleased with its simplicity and reliability. But to me, with my individual characteristics, it causes discomfort.
The same goes for the vaginal ring used by the other couple. During ovulation, my sensitivity increases sharply and the presence of a ring would cause discomfort with proximity. Although, no doubt, the method is effective and convenient.
Oral contraceptives – the choice of another pair – definitely not for me precisely because of the regimen. I have a busy rhythm of life and I just don’t want to keep extra information in my head and remember that I need to take pills every evening. In addition, I have always had very painful and heavy periods.
The intrauterine hormonal system releases a hormone into the uterine cavity that acts on the endometrium, which can cause periods to become less plentiful and almost painless.
The system is installed for up to 5 years, but if you want to get pregnant again, you can easily remove it and the ability to conceive in the same month will be restored, because it does not affect ovarian function and does not suppress ovulation.
By the way, in the absence of contraindications, the system approved for use in nursing mothers and in women over 35 years of age, when some oral contraceptives are no longer desirable.
I told all this to my friends, but they still have a lot of questions that I probably won’t be able to answer competently. It is better to turn to specialists.
Then there was the issue of efficiency. How to check it? Who keeps the statistics? One friend told me that there is a certain Pearl index. It shows the coefficient of effectiveness of the contraceptive.
The research is quite simple: the couple is offered to use only one method of contraception for a year. If out of a hundred women using the same method, 6 become pregnant within a year, then the Pearl index for this method will be 6. Of course, the lower the number, the better.
It is clear that it is impossible to predict the individual characteristics of each pair, and the error takes place.
In addition, the figure is sometimes double – the minimum shows the effectiveness of the contraceptive when used correctly, and the second – the number of pregnancies that occurred with incorrect use. The second number is always much higher.
We decided to compare Pearl indexes for our methods of protection. Statistically, the smallest index – 0.1 – in the intrauterine hormonal system, for combined oral contraceptives and the vaginal ring – 0.3 – 8.
The condom has 2-15, while the popular birth control method, coitus interruptus, has a Pearl index of 4-18. So everyone decides what he needs.
Leaving the meeting, I realized how important it is to choose your own path in life and follow it, preserving everything that you gain on this path.
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