Non-hormonal contraceptive methods are those that fulfill the function of preventing the fertilization of the ovum by the sperm, without intervening in the female menstrual cycle. In general, these types of methods act as a barrier. Its function is to prevent contact between an egg and a sperm.
Other types of non-hormonal contraceptives are planning methods. These tell us when to avoid sexual intercourse according to the phase in which you are in the menstrual cycle.
Although they can be very effective, non-hormonal contraceptives also have some disadvantages. Below we will tell you in detail everything related to this topic.
Types and advantages of non-hormonal contraceptive methods
As one of the publications of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals of the United States points out , there is a wide variety of non-hormonal contraceptives that offer advantages and disadvantages when using them. Some are more effective than others, and not all offer protection against STDs.
Non-hormonal contraceptive methods: male condom
The male condom is a latex sleeve that prevents the passage of sperm into the uterus. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, with this method the risk of unwanted pregnancy is 18%. Its main advantage, in addition to its contraceptive effectiveness, is that it protects against sexually transmitted diseases.
Its disadvantages have to do with use. Unlike other methods that act permanently, this must be placed every time sexual intercourse begins and must be replaced as many times as necessary.