Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives
Contraceptives fall into two broad categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. There are also two main types of hormonal formulations, namely progestogen-only contraceptives and combined hormones.
Progestogen-only products include hormonal implants, IUCs, injectables
Combined hormonal methods include the contraceptive patch, combined injectables, vaginal rings and oral contraceptive pills.
Types of Contraceptives:
The contraceptive injectable, also known as Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), is an intramuscular injection of progestogen given every 12 weeks.
A small plastic flesh-colored square patch that sticks firmly on the skin of the upper arm, abdomen or buttocks is also used as a contraceptive. It releases synthetic estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progesterone (norelgestromin).
Oral contraceptives (OCS)
Combined oral contraceptives and the mini-pill.
If you wish to opt for a contraceptive pill, please first consult your gynecologist and share your medical history. Do not self-medicate. Based on your medical history and need the doctor will recommend the best contraceptive choice to you.