Contraception . Peters Health 2012. Understands your body, educate yourself Practices health-promoting behaviors, such as abstinence and undergo regular check-ups Know your family’s medical history!. Respect Yourself. Identify your own values
Decide what is personally “right” and act on those values
Understand consequences of your actions
Understand that media messages can create unrealistic expectations related to sexuality and intimate relationships
Distinguish personal desires from that of the peer group
Recognize behavior that may be self-destructive and seek help if neededTakes Responsibility for Own Behaviors
Can break or come off during intercourse; can expire; can cause allergic reactions.Barrier Methods
Depo Provera (shot): a hormone that is injected into a female’s arm or buttock every 12 weeks. The hormone stops the release of an egg and makes the cervical mucous thicker so that sperm cannot enter the uterus.Hormonal Methods
Contraceptive Foam: A product that comes in a can and has an applicator to put the foam into the vagina.
Contraceptive Jelly: A product that comes in a tube and is usually used with a diaphragm or cervical cap.
Vaginal Contraceptive Film: A very thin transparent square of film that dissolves quickly and releases nonoxynol-9.
Sponge: (also a barrier method) A piece of soft foam that covers the cervix filled with three kinds of spermicides.
Condom lubricated with spermicide.Spermicidal Methods
Rhythm Method* (Natural Method- timing with female cycle)
*Failure rates are extremely and offer no protection from STI and HIV/AIDSOther Methods
Each year in the United States, 800,000--900,000 adolescents aged <19 years become pregnant.
CDC, 2012Scary Statistics!