How not to get pregnant at Varsity?

jakob owens 168406Let’s be real here, the chances of you reading this and not having sex as a varsity student is fairly slim. That is okay, we don’t judge here. What we want is for you to know all the facts before you land up with an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or pregnant. Contraception comes in many forms and some are easier to get a hold of than others. If you are having sex or engaging in anything sexual then you need to use contraception.

While there are many different types of contraception. Today we are going to look at what is readily available from either your Varsity Doctors or the local clinic. Most of the big universities have clinics and provide family planning and free contraception. If your university doesn’t have this, go to a clinic or a pharmacy that has family planning facilities or your local hospital. They do not charge you for these services, as keeping female students in varsity is important.

Condoms:

Condoms may be the easiest form of contraception to get a hold of. They are readily available at most stores from pharmacy stores as well as most grocery stores and petrol stations shops. No man on the planet is too big to use a condom. If your fellow is big, you can buy condoms for big men.

Condoms are not one hundred percent fool-proof and fail-proof but they are one of your best defence when it comes to protection from STD’s. Even if you are on one of the other methods unless both parties have had clean bills of health from an HIV test. Use a condom.

The pill or oral contraceptive

The pill is hormones that women drink that prevents a fertile egg from being able to attach to the uterus wall. So it is unbelievably hard to get pregnant while taking it. The pill needs to be taken at the exact same time every day to work properly. If you are on the pill, have a reminder go off on your phone once a day. There are many different types of the pill so have a chat with your doctor in order to figure out what will work for you.

The injection

The injection works fairly similar to the pill. It is hormones that you have injected into your body once every three months on average and this prevents the egg from attaching to your uterus wall and thus you have a harder time getting pregnant. Use condoms the same you would if you were on the pill.

Contraceptive Implants

Is a small implant that gets inserted into the upper arm, it takes a few minutes and the doctor gives you a local aesthetic though it barely hurts, in most cases. It lasts for three years and releases a hormone into your body. That prevents you from being able to get pregnant.

In the next few weeks, we will be releasing more about feminine health and wellness. If you have any questions you would like us to focus on, comment below and we get you the answers that you need.

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