Family planning and contraception definition :
Prevention of unplanned pregnancies by various methods other than abstinence.
Methods of contraception:
1- Act methods e.g. coitus interruptus, coitus interfemora, and coitus reservatus.
2- Cyclic safety periods (Rhythm method- Calendar method).
3- The natural family planner (Saliva test).
4- Lactational amenorrhea method.
II. Barrier methods:
A. Chemical barriers; topical spermicidal materials e.g. (gel or sponge).
B. Mechanical barriers:
1- Condoms; male and female.
2- Vaginal diaphragm (Dutch cap).
3- Cervical cap (French cap).
4- Combined contraceptive sponge.
Mechanical and chemical methods commonly applied together.
1. Non-medicated IUD.
2. Medicated IUD.
IV. Hormonal contraception:
1. Oral Contraceptive pills (OCP).
2. Injectable contraception.
3. Subdermal implants.
4. Contraceptive vaginal ring.
V. Sterilization (permanent contraception):
1. Female e.g. tubal ligation by different methods.
2. Male e.g. vasectomy.
Recent methods (under trial):
1. Male pills
2. Mifepristone, progesterone antagonists.
3. Immunological methods.
4. GnRH analogues.
* So, if 500 women on a certain method for 20 months, with recorded 5 cases of pregnancies occurred; the pregnancy rate is 0.6 per hundred women per year (HWY) calculated as follows;
Family planning and contraception PPT (power point presentations):
Family planning and contraception videos:
Having an IUD/IUS contraception fitted
Description: This video is about the intra-uterine device (IUD) also known as a coil or copper coil, and the intra-uterine system (IUS) (also known as a mirena) contraception for women. It describes how IUD and IUS works, the benefits, the procedure and risks of this form of contraception. For more information visit www.yourship.uk. Design by Design Science Illustration and animation by Jamie Kendall