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How Much Do You Know About Birth Control? Let’s Actually Talk About It!

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Buzz FeedA couple of weeks ago on Twitter, there was a debate about birth control and the fact that quite a number of women are not as informed about birth control as they should be.

It is common in Nigeria (and Africa as a whole) for people to shy away from discussions like this but it is always better to talk about it and arm yourself with as much information as information – whether single or married.

BuzzFeed is of the same opinion and they have released an informative video about all the frequently asked questions about birth control.

Check on it!

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13 Comments

  1. bruno

    October 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

    the Catholic church and religion in general are against the use of birth control and are also against the use of condoms.

    • shupsy Losevic

      October 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Via ignorance is bliss.

  2. nyinyes

    October 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Nice eDucative material. Altho they left out other forms of contraception, calendar method, withdrawal, female condoms etc.

    • tunmi

      October 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      I agree except for withdrawal. There is something called precum, semen the penis secrets when erect. So withdrawal is seriously unadvised.

  3. jaybee

    October 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Birth control is an individual thing..it doesn’t require any medical if you wanna stay safe.that’s my opinion

    • misslolly

      October 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Please be informed. Birth control is not just about staying safe from infections, it’s about what the name implies, birth control i.e, preventing. indiscriminate childbearing.
      This comes in different forms, some of which are more compatible with certain people’s bodies than others, therefore medical advice is definitely required.
      Also, surgery may sometimes be required. It’s not just about using condoms and buying pills over the counter.

  4. UmmiBee

    October 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Calendar and Withdrawal methods are the most unreliable methods of contraception and statistically, they have the highest number of pregnancies even when done “correctly”. In fact I always discourage patients from these methods because the human body is not a machine. Calendar: Ovulation doesn’t always happen on fixed date. Withdrawal: the pre ejaculate often contains stray sperm. They also don’t protect the individual from STIs. I do agree the female condoms should have been added though.

  5. Three Oscars

    October 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I’m not up for anything that scientifically or medically alter or modify the natural flow of things in the human body.
    Unless its a choice between life and death, which is rarely ever the case, please don’t do it.

    • ije kpoms

      October 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Hmm, this your comment is …….I don’t even know where to place it.sounds like something someone I know would say.

    • just askin

      October 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Three oscars, so lets just say you don’t do it before marriage. And by it i mean sex. what about after marriage, so you wont use birth control. do you want to get pregnant every year?

    • Three Oscars

      October 26, 2014 at 4:31 am

      Answering your question @ just askin:
      There is a reason we call birth control within the confines of marriage “family planning”.
      Key notes: “family” and “planning”. You plan a family. You and your partner discuss with a medical professional your “family” “planning” needs. They in turn should inform and advice you of the “family” “planning” options available that ‘best suits you’.

      I am not up for anything that medically or scientifically alters the natural flow of things from how it was when you were born. However, if you’re considering alterations and interference to your body because it genuinely threatens your existence, please go for it.

      That sounds better?

    • b496

      October 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Lol, this Three Oscars fellow is just going to turn into Daddy Oyoyo.

  6. Meeee

    October 26, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Once I get hitched. I will surely be using a patch since I don’t have to swallow pills.

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