What are Some Ways to Stop Pregnancy?

What are Some Ways to Stop Pregnancy?

While some couples struggle to get pregnant, there are others who get pregnant very easily. This is why it is important to use birth control unless you want to get pregnant. It has been estimated that millions of couples that are sexually active don’t bother using birth control methods and this often results in unplanned pregnancies. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

In fact 47% of pregnancies are supposedly unplanned. The main reason behind this is the lack of awareness. Yes, many couples do not know that there are numerous ways in which you can stop pregnancy. They are often simple and highly recommended.

Knowing about the common ways to stop pregnancy can help you a lot. You can control when you want to get pregnant and not be caught off guard with a sudden pregnancy when you are least ready for it.

Here are some of the common and the best ways to stop pregnancy:

Over the counter options

There are many over-the-counter contraception pills and other options that you can choose. You don’t even need to go to the doctor to use these options. One such option is the male condom. This is effective about 97% of the times and the best part is that condoms are capable of avoiding the transmission of STDs or sexually transmitted diseases.

If the male doesn’t want to wear the condom, you can use a female condom too. The choice rests with the couples. For women, there is also the contraceptive sponge. This one is for those who have never gotten pregnant. If you have already had a baby, this may not be as effective. There are also spermicides that you could use.

They are available as suppositories, films, creams, and gels. You can use the form that you are most comfortable with. However, you should know that these are not very effective especially when compared to the other birth control contraceptives. However, you can combine them with the other options for better results.


You could go to the doctor for an effective way to avoid pregnancy. He will prescribe birth control pills for you. There are many brands that you could choose from. If you don’t want to use pills you can go for other methods too such as cervical caps, IUDs, contraceptive vaginal ring, birth control shot, birth control patch, diaphragm, and so on.

Each one has pros and cons. To find out the best for you, you should talk to your doctor. If you change your mind and decide to get pregnant again after IUD, make sure to have it removed and that you’re good to go.

Natural methods of birth control

If you don’t want to use any birth control contraceptive, you could try natural methods to avoid pregnancy. What you can do is, you can track your fertility and avoid having sex while you ovulate. Track when you are most fertile by tracking a few physical changes such as changes in cervical fluid.

You can also track your basal body temperature. You should avoid intercourse when your basal body temperature is high. Once you know the pattern of your menstrual cycle, you will be able to avoid getting pregnant.

If you have had babies and you don’t want to get pregnant ever again, you can also choose sterilization.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).