Why are there still so many unplanned pregnancies if there are so many birth control methods available?
Here are a few reasons:
- People take risks, they think “it won’t happen to me” (recent generations expect to enjoy sex without the consequences). Pregnancy will eventually happen, if you are not using a reliable type of birth control. Be prepared; plan ahead before you have sex and when drinking alcohol, moderation is always good so you can stay in control of your actions.
- People don’t know how to properly use the birth control method they have chosen. Please read the packaging and instructions carefully of every birth control method you use! (if you have never been given instructions, or find the insert confusing, non-judge-mental public health nurses are here to help!) Call us at 519-355-1071 Ext. 5901 or visit us at one of 5 locations in Chatham-Kent: Wallaceburg, Ridgetown, Blenheim, Tilbury and Chatham. CKPHU Clinics
- People use things purchased in stores that are not meant as birth control (the Diva Cup is one) (“The DivaCup sits low in the vaginal canal, it cannot be worn during intercourse. The DivaCup is not a birth control device and should not be used for this purpose”).
- People may think they cannot afford birth control. Condoms are free at the 5 public health walk-in locations. And low cost birth control is also available, with prices ranging from $10-15/month or less. Affordable Birth Control