Barrier Methods

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Barrier Methods

Barrier methods

How it works: Inserted into the vagina, so it can cover the cervix and prevent any sperm from entering the uterus, or the sponge is made with spermicide in it to prevent the sperm from moving.Costs 0-15$ for a package of 3 spongessafe & convinent if women who have never given birth use the sponge correctly 9 out of 100 will become pregant. More effective if you've never given birth. Partner can help be more effecient by wearing a latex condom to reduce the risk of any infection.

Latex sheath that is rolled over erected penis to prevent sperm from entering the vagina. (a glove for penis) collects the semen after the male ejaculates this way the sperm won't enter a girls vagina combining the eggs and causing a pregnancy. 98% of working and being effective although the condom may break during intercourse causing sperm to escape leading to a maybe pregnancy. Cost 0.50-1.00 when bought seperately but are less expensive when bought in a box with several. They can be bought in most stores, and some bathrooms. You can be any age to buy them.

A pouch inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy & reduce the risk of STD's Easy to get and cost about 4$ each. Usually not a common method as the guy usually provides and wears the condom. They collect pre-cum and semen when the guy ejaculates If always used correctly 5 out of 100 women will become pregnant beneficial because they allow women to share a responsibility in not getting an infection & can be used by people who are allergic to latexProtect 98% against STD's

Shallow, dome shaped cup with a flexible rim that is inserted into the vagina and covers the cervix to prevent sperm from entering the vagina and causing pregnancy. It costs 0-75$ and lasts up to 2 years. if you always use the diaphragm correctly 6 out of 100 women will become pregnant. The diaphragm must stay in place 6 hours after sex. After using it always wash it with soap and warm water then let it air dry. If you use this method you want to go to the doctor and make sure you have the right size to be fitted. Your size may also change. To be more effective against STD's have your partner wear a latex condom

male condom



female condom


small contraceptive device often T-shaped and is inserted into the uterusCost 0-1000$ but lasts up to 12 years 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant eachyear if they use an IUD.Although it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases The IUD is effective immeidately after it is inserted but you should also check up after your first period after getting inserted. Must be inserted by a doctor and perscribed to make sure it is safe

Foam applicator

creams, foams, and gels are squirted into the vagina using anapplicator to prevent sperm from getting into the vagina and causin a pregnancy costs 7-18$ but generally 7$ if it always isn't used as directed 15 out of 100 women will become pregnant do not protect against STD's

Contraceptive jelly

birth control methods that are bought over the counter that kill sperm and makes it unable for the egg to be fertilized by the sperm and is inserted in the vagina right before sex 71-85% effective when used by itselfcosts around 10$ and can be bought over the counter by anyone


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