Advantages and Disadvantages of Contraceptive Methods

The contraceptive methods are the means and practices that prevent pregnancy.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Contraceptive Methods

Advantages and disadvantages of contraceptive methods

There are different contraceptive methods such as the pill, the condom (male or female), the contraceptive ring, the contraceptive injection or the intrauterine device (IUD). There are two main types: hormonal (such as the pill) and barrier (such as the condom).

Traditionally contraceptive methods were more rudimentary, for example castration or abstinence.

In the following article we will show a series of general advantages and disadvantages of contraceptive methods, specifying whether they are hormonal or barrier contraceptive methods. If in doubt, we advise you to consult a doctor.

Advantages of contraceptive methods:

  • They prevent pregnancy. They allow sexual intercourse without the risk of pregnancy. Both types.
  • Prevention of STIs. They prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in the case of barrier contraceptive methods.
  • No interference in practice. Hormonal contraceptive methods do not decrease sensitivity.
  • No adverse side effects. The barrier contraceptive methods

Disadvantages of contraceptive methods:

  • They require medical consultation. Many contraceptive methods such as the IUD require a specialist for implantation. This disadvantage is common to both types. Since it advises consulting a physician before using, for example, the pill.
  • Some do not prevent STIs. Hormonal contraceptive methods do not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • They interfere with the practice. Barrier contraceptive methods decrease sensitivity.
  • Long-term adverse effects. hormonal contraceptive methods can generate negative health effects in the medium to long term.