Birth Control VS Condoms

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Condoms VS Birth Control There’s a long running argument, especially going on today, which is more effective against pregnancy; condoms or birth control? Birth control can be utilized in different forms other than a pill, while condoms are mainly only used for men, but it is said that there are such a thing as “female condoms”. Some couples use both and some use just birth control because “it feels better without a condom”, others use just condoms because birth control can provoke unwanted hormones and side effects that can ruin the sexual experience. Condoms are said to only have a 98% effectiveness against pregnancy and protects against most STDs. Birth control is almost as effective but doesn’t protect against STDS. However, no form of birth control, besides abstinence, is 100% effective. Birth control has come a long way. Since 1963, when it was approved by the FDA, women everywhere have been using it to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but are they really that effective? Birth control can be taken in many forms other than a pill, unlike condoms. It can in the form of a patch, an implant, a shot, or a vaginal ring. The pill and the vaginal ring are the most popular forms of birth control for women. The side effects of birth control include headaches, dizziness, and a decreased libido, which can be an inconvenience to both partners considering they use birth control to prevent pregnancy while having sex. The pill is 99% effective against pregnancy, and in no way does it protect against STDs. Birth control pills are usually only given with a prescription, but not all of them. Condoms are preferred amongst most couples and sex partners because of all the benefits and pleasures it brings. There are no known negative side effects and only 2 out of every 100 women who used condoms properly have gotten pregnant. Condoms come in many different styles and sizes to add the most pleasure to the sexual experience. Some condoms have latex, are non-latex (for those

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