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Using VCF for Birth Control

January 31, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 227

Are you currently using birth control? There are tons of different types of birth control available, but you may not be familiar with all of them. The most common types known are the birth control pill, condoms, or maybe even vasectomy. These are all very effective, but might not be the best fit for everyone.

For example, a man may not feel comfortable getting a vasectomy. It may be for personal reasons, but if a vasectomy is not an option, then he and his partner need to consider other options. Condoms are a good next choice, but condoms are about 98 % effective. To be sure, there are no methods of preventing pregnancy that work 100% of the time except abstinence, but who wants that?

The birth control pill is probably the most common method of pregnancy prevention that women use. As long as you remember to take it, it definitely does the job. However, remembering to take the pill is only part of the process. Unfortunately, birth control pills have hormone ingredients that take a major toll on the female body. All kinds of side effects have been discovered from taking the pill - including headaches, mood swings, and even painful breasts.

Not only that, hormone-based contraception like the pill has been linked to an increased risk of some types of cancers. This makes taking the pill an even harder task to follow through with on a daily basis. When you're worrying about avoiding pregnancy, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you're putting yourself at increased risk of cancer, too.

There is another method of birth control that works amazingly well, without all the negative side effects associated with the pill. It's called VCF, which is an abbreviation for Vaginal Contraceptive Film.

VCF is a tiny, clear square of film that a woman places inside her vagina. It contains the same spermicide that you'd find in condoms. It has almost no side effects of any kind, other than an occasional irritation. However, even the irritation is only reported less than 3 percent of the time. That means you're highly unlikely to experience any problems with VCF if you decide to use it. And, it's been shown to be 94% effective in preventing pregnancy.

VCF shouldn't be used if you aren't supposed to get pregnant for health reasons, because it's not 100% effective. But if you're looking for a way to be intimate with your partner with all the benefits of a condom without the barrier, VCF is worth looking into.

Jeff Keysar, DC, has written articles for eHow, Answerbag, and LiveStrong.

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