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It is said that conceiving a child is the most beautiful thing that can happen to a woman. In fact, it is an aspect that makes a family complete. However, in modern times there have been times when a couple may face hesitation when it comes to bringing a baby into this world. The reasons that influence them to decide against this joyful action could range from social to medical to economic.

Whatever the kind of reason or logic behind deciding to not let the child take birth, there are a number of ways that are resorted to by people in a bid to prevent childbirth. Some people, mostly women who belong to poorer sections of the society or juveniles who get into a physical relationship without protection, resort to natural abortion where they continue to exert physically aborting the baby naturally. However, there are chances of their own lives being affected adversely in the long run.


Other birth control methods that are used are female and male condoms which could rupture either during sex or in case of female condoms when the woman may be going through strenuous activities. Alternatively there are birth control pills that are easily accessible to women and although not recommended are easily available for sale over the counter. The problem with these pills being that the body becomes immune to these pills when used on a regular basis.


In many countries, especially western countries, there is an option of an injectable contraceptive that is available to women who want to opt for it. It is known to be a very effective way of preventing pregnancy. However, there are risks involved with this method which could have long time repercussions.


In view of all the above discussions, it can be safe to recommend the copper IUD that is known to be without any side effects. Since copper is a metal which is harmful to just the sperms and not to any other part of the human body, it can be surely recommended to be used as a method of effective prevention of pregnancy. Last but not least, it can be in place for a maximum of ten years and is completely reversible which helps the woman to conceive immediately after removal of the IUD.