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Positive Contraception Since the sexual revolution in the 60 women are taking more control over their bodies when it comes to contraception Contraception has been a controversial topic among those for and against contraception Traditionalists still hold on to their belief that birth control is unnatural Women should remain abstinent until married and ready to conceive While liberals feel that women now have control over the right to choose how and when they are ready to reproduce Bottom line is that almost half of the 63 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended Using some form of Contraception should be an available option as indicated in Sharing Responsibilities Contraception has positive benefits and should be used today to help prevent unwanted pregnancy Whether you side with the traditionalist or the Liberals or you feel it is morally just or not The fact is overall 64 of the more than 60 million women aged 15-44 practice contraception according to the National Survey of Family Growth NSFG There are several different types of contraception that can be used to prevent pregnancy Some of the newest methods are the monthly injection the levonorgestrel intrauterine system the combination hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring and the transdermal contraceptive patch All four new methods are effective readily reversible generally discreet and reduce daily compliance challenges However according to the Food and Drug Administration FDA the most common forms of birth control are male and female condoms which are 89 effective and oral contraceptives taken by the female which are 98 effective With these statistics many people especially women feel like they can be sexually active without running the risk of becoming pregnant In the US Bureau of Census it states that there are 42million or 7 in 10 women of reproductive age are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant but could do so if they or their partners fail to use a contraceptive method This is
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