A planned pregnancy has a greater chance of having a successful outcome. A planned pregnancy allows a woman to optimise her pre pregnancy health and enables her to get pregnant at a time when she is physically fit, healthy and socioeconomically ready to face the challenges of a pregnancy. Birth control is safe and easy to use. It carries few health risks, and nearly all women can use most methods. Helping patients choose an appropriate method is not complicated. Most women need only a focused history, a blood pressure check and minimal follow-up to begin contraception. Contraception can start for you today under the counselling of our doctors.

Following are some of the methods of preventing unwanted pregnancy

IntrauterineDevices (IUDs): IUDs are devices that are inserted into the uterus. As a result, the uterus becomes unsuitable for pregnancy, making them effective contraceptive agents. The most popular IUD in India is Copper-T.
Barrier Methods:These include diaphragms, cervical caps, male condoms, female condoms, and sponges. These methods create a physical barrier against sperm so that they cannot enter the uterus. Overall, these methods are generally cheaper and have fewer side effects, but they do have a lower pregnancy prevention rate.
Hormonal Methods: These include shots like Depoprovera, patches, vaginal ring, and the pill. These methods regulate estrogen and progestin in the female body in order to prevent pregnancies. Pills need to be taken every day while rings, shots, and patches must be taken every few weeks. They are very effective, but may have some side effects.
Surgical Procedures: These include vasectomy and tubal ligation. These procedures are most suitable for couples who already have children and do not want any more children in future. Most couples prefer vasectomy as it is a cheaper, quick and relatively painless procedure.
Emergency Contraceptive Pills::These can be taken up 72 hours of unprotected sex to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. This pill uses a large dose of hormones and is disruptive to a woman's cycle. Therefore, it should be used only used as a backup method after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
Your gynaecologist will advise the best option for you after checking your health, history of illnesses, reasons for preventing pregnancy and other factors.