It’s worth considering
"Surveys show that one in ten sexually active women who are able to get pregnant is not protected at all," says Jacqueline Forrest, Ph.D., vice rector for research at the Alan Guttamacher Institute in New York, a nonprofit institution that conducts research in reproduction. These women give more than half of all unwanted pregnancies in the United States.
Of course, choosing a contraceptive method is not easy. In each case, it is necessary to take into account the goals, lifestyle, health status, wealth and relationships that exist at the moment.
A sexually active woman who has not yet settled on a monogamous relationship may, for example, want to protect herself with birth control pills and a condom, while a woman who is in a mutually monogamous relationship with her partner may choose a rubber cap. After ten years remaining as fertile as these women can change their attitude to sex and methods of contraception.
The main thing is that every woman who cares about her health must find time to sit down and think about what she needs and how best to achieve what she wants. “More often than not, you need to choose a method that, in your particular case, would provide the best protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,” says Forrest. If we are talking about today's bold sexual practice, then experts believe that a woman should give preference to “barrier” methods. Superiority among them belongs to the condom.