I am not a doctor, but somehow by virtue of providence and grace, this year i began a conscious search on common and uncommon birth control methods.
Yes i will be twenty two soon. When my life is stable enough, i will be attempting relationships. If i must jump off my celibacy journey, then i am supposed to take full control of my wellbeing and reproductive life.
Sometimes, you can take the birth control measures on your own as a woman to safeguard yourself. I discovered that there are a thousand ways to keep reproduction at bay. Its not just pills, IUD and condoms. There are injections, Nexplanon, navel presses that look like insulin injections, sponges, female condoms, diaphrams, surgical proceedures, breastfeeding, natural fruity methods, myomectomies that fall within surgical methods, tubal ligations, withdrawal, calendar methods which people with reliable cycles can use and many more. Except for surgical, calendar or breastfeeding methods, every one of them has side effects. But it can be contained. Much better than having babies you did not plan for. Once your daughters leave secondary school, teach them birth control as you also teach them abstinance. Dont shy away from it. LET THEM KNOW.
Yes, i did not forget your sons too. Let them be deliberate about their sex lives and knowledgable too. Let them know that taking women for abortions or denying pregnancies are not the only way to abscond from unprepared fatherhood. Let them abscond from the word “go”
Let them take the measures themselves before they tell those girls to get postinor2
I have told you people o!
The more information you keep away from your young adults, the more you make them susceptible to misinformation and subsequent mistakes.
That eighteen year old is no longer just kiddo. Teach them responsibility, especially for their bodies. I had to teach myself. Teach your own children. You dont have to be pious about it. Just be honest. Tell them about your experiences, dont sugar coat it. The world is sophisticated, sophisticate along with it. Let your children have age appropriate doses of sex education as they grow. Go a notch higher by exposing them to health proffessionals who can teach them using appropriate language.