Non-enderthormonal birth control options

Contraceptive pills are the most commonly used remedy for birth control. However, not all cases are usable. These non-end of end of life control methods are of greater interest and priority, because of its safety and effectiveness.

1. Limitations of end-to-end contraceptives

Ormonal contraceptives such as contraceptive rings, pills,patches or implants all give users convenience. However, they may not be an ideal option for you, for the following reasons:

  • You must remember to take the medicine daily at a certain time frame.
  • You need to see a doctor to prescribe medications, get advice on how to use contraceptives safely.
  • End-to-end contraceptives can't protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • They can increase the risk of the appearance of blood clots, breast cancer, or cause other side effects such as mood changes or weight gain.
  • Hormones can be transmitted to the baby through breastfeeding.

Living with HIV

End-to-end contraceptives do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases

2. Non-enderthormonal birth control options

2.1. diaphragm

The diaphragm is a small cup, made from silicon or latex. Diaphragm cups have a flexible dome and rim shape, especially do not contain any hormones. When safely inserted into the vagina, it becomes a barrier that covers the cervical.

Before starting the insertion, its diaphragm and ring must be covered with spermicide. You need to put the cup in the right place before having sex. Before the next sexual behavior occurs, you need to add additional spermicides.

The main task of the diaphragm is to block the entrance to the uterus, while the spermicide will interfere with the movement of sperm, helping to effectively contraceptive the fetus.

However, diaphragm cups cannot protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, it increases the risk of vaginal or urinary tract infections.

Diaphragm birth control

Proper use of diaphragm helps contraception effectively up to 94%

2.2 Cap of the uterus

The uterus cap is a popular contraceptive tool for women, made from soft rubber and shaped like a hat. The cap of the uterus is placed deep in the vagina, capturing the cervical, helping to prevent sperm from entering the uterus, which has a very good effect in preventing pregnancy. However, this method will be more effective if used with spermicide.

You can leave your uterus cap up to 48 hours after sex. The disadvantage of this method of contraception is that it is impossible to safely protect you from STDs, and it can increase the likelihood of bladder infections. It is best not to opt for this method if you have sex at least three times a week or have a history of pelvic diseases.

Contraception with a uterus cap

Uterus caps are a popular contraceptive tool for women

2.3. Contraceptive sponge

The contraceptive sponge is used to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. It is a mattress disc-shaped device, made of polyurethane foam and contains spermicides. Before sex, you can insert contraceptive sponges deep inside the vagina, through nylon loops that will help you easily remove duplicate news soon after.

You can find contraceptive sponges at the pharmacy counters and do not need to be prescribed. However, the limitation of this contraceptive is an increased risk of yeast infection and toxic shock syndrome. There are also a number of other common side effects and allergic reactions such as vaginal dryness. You should not leave the sponge in the vagina for more than 30 hours to avoid undesirable side effects.

Contraception sponge

Proper use of contraceptive sponges for the most effective contraception

2.4. Copper contraceptive ring

The contraceptive ring is a temporary contraceptive, it is widely used in developing countries because of its effectiveness and cheap cost loss. The contraceptive ring is usually T-shaped, is placed deep into the uterus and can be used for many years.

IUD is one of the most effective forms of birth control. This IUD has copper- acts as a spermicide, rolls around it. The main mechanism of action of the IUD is to stimulate the liningof the uterus , making the transplant more difficult. In addition, it acts as a stimulant, causing white blood cells to move to the inflamed uterus and can help destroy sperm.

In addition to effective contraception, this method also causes a number of serious side effects such as allergies to copper, perforation of the uterus, expulsion of DCTC (instruments of the uterus), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and extra-intra-uterus pregnancy. In particular, the contraceptive ring is also incapable of protecting you from sexually transmitted diseases.

Copper contraceptive ring

The copper contraceptive ring can cause a number of side effects

2.5. Sperm killer

Sperm killer is a chemical that inactivated sperm, most of which contain a chemical called nonoxynol-9. Sperm killer is used individually or comes with any other barrier contraceptive except for the contraceptive sponge, as it already contains spermicide. Spermicides come in a variety of categories, including creams, soaps, lotions, ordered tablets, film films.

When used individually, you should place the spermicide in the vagina near the cervical. The drug will begin to take effect after 10-15 minutes from the moment you put the drug in the vagina.

Note that sperm killers do not help you prevent STDs. You should only use this method if you have healthy sex with 1 person and both are at low risk of contracting HIV. In addition, when using spermicides can cause some irritation or burning of the vagina.

Contraception with spermicide

Contraception with sperm killer does not help you prevent sexually transmitted diseases

2.6. Condoms

It can be seen that condoms are a simple, handy contraceptive, bring high efficiency and are most widely used today. It is a physical barrier contraceptive that prevents sperm from entering the uterus to meet eggs.

3. Pros/cons of non-end hormones contraception

3.1. Advantages of non-enderthormonal methods of contraception

  • If your need for birth control does not take place often, you can use non-factoric contraceptives.
  • These methods of contraception are applied to women who are unable to use hormones for medical reasons, are in the lactation period or for some other reason.
  • Inexpensive, over-the-counter (OTC).


It is advisable to consult a doctor for safe and effective contraception

3.2 Disadvantages of non-endormonal contraceptives

  • With the exception of the copper contraceptive ring, these measures should be used with extreme care and consistency to avoid pregnancy. Plus, it has a higher failure rate than using contraceptives or other birth control options
  • Some methods cannot be used during menstruation
  • Causes discomfort because some people do not like to place or leave devices in their vaginal tubes.
  • Measures such as diaphragm or condoms can interfere with sexual sedity.

For direct advice, please click hotline number or register online HERE. In addition, you can register for remote consultation HERE

Article reference source:


  • Can you have a third cesarean section?
  • Menopause sex: What to know
  • Contents of pelvic floor examination after childbirth

About: John Smith

b1ffdb54307529964874ff53a5c5de33?s=90&r=gI am the author of I had been working in Vinmec International General Hospital for over 10 years. I dedicate my passion on every post in this site.


Leave a Comment