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Bimek SLV- The New Contraception For Men

posted on May 31, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
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The Bimek SLV is a small valve fitted between two spermatic ducts that can regulate the release of sperm cells in men. When the valve is closed then the function of Bimek SLV is to obstruct the release of sperm cells during ejaculation. The result of this function is that the seminal fluid released at the time of ejaculation is sterile. Bimek SLV is an invention to give men the freedom to decide whether to have a child with the push of a button. (1) Bimek SLV consists of a valve that is mounted on each spermatic duct. This contraception contains a switch in it which helps in controlling the sperm flow. When the switch is closed, it disrupts the flow of sperm cells and allows the sperm to be absorbed into the body. When the switch is open then it allows the sperm cells to pass through the ducts. The valve switch can be felt and toggled with the help of fingers through the scrotum skin. A safety pin is also added as safeguarding so that the switch doesn't turn on accidentally. In this article, we will look at: What are Male Contraceptives? What is the acceptability of Male Contraception? What are the various types of Male contraceptives methods? What is the Revolution of Bimek SLV? What are the functions of Bimek SLV? What are the properties of Bimek SLV? How is Bimek SLV surgery performed? How do Bimek SLV works? What is the working Mechanism of Vasectomies compared to the Sperm Switch? What are the advantages of Implanting Bimek SLV? What are the myths related to Bimek SLV? What is the cost of Bimek SLV? What are the concerns over Bimek SLV? What are the various positive aspects of Bimek SLV? 1. Male Contraceptives: Male contraceptives are also known as a male birth control method. It is used to preventing pregnancy that solely involves the male physiology. The most common kinds of male contraception include condoms, withdrawal or pulling out, and vasectomy. Bimek SLV is one of the potential contraception methods which is invented for men to avoid unwanted pregnancy and plan it as per a couple's goals. However, other forms of male contraception are in various stages of research and development. These include methods such as RISUG/Vassal Gel, which have completed a small phase II clinical trial in humans in India. Ultrasound is performed with respect to these methods to find out and confirm with the results so far obtained in experimental animals. (2) 2. Acceptability of Male Contraception: The appeal of contraceptive to both male and female is great. It has been suggested that the development and usage of a male contraceptive method such as condoms, and vasectomy procedures is on the rise in recent times. Not only this, contraception has only played a crucial role in the domain of female reproductive health. As per the survey conducted in four continents, a majority of men indicate a willingness to use a male contraceptive if one were available. In fact, 98 percent of women in stable relationships would be willing to rely on their male partner to use male contraception. Acceptability of male-based contraceptive methods is, however, influenced by economic, cultural, religious, and relationship status of couples. (3) 3. Types of Male contraceptives methods: There are multiple male contraceptives methods which are used for birth control. These are the most effective contraceptive methods for men: Condoms - After centuries of use in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STDs) and pregnancy, now over 50+ million couples utilize condoms for contraception. Condoms are the best male contraception presently. This effective type of male contraception is safe, cheap and is widely available. It is a device that can be controlled by the user and reversible contraception with few side-effects. In the case of latex allergy, non-rubber polyurethane or natural membrane condoms can be substituted as per the convenience of the couple. At present, latex condoms and polyurethane condoms have topped as the most effective male contraception in the market. However, the contraception rates of using condoms are unacceptably very high. (4) Vasectomy - Vasectomy is used by over 40+ million couples for family planning. This male contraception varies widely in prevalence between various countries depending upon their cultural factors, education, and availability of male-oriented facilities. Vasectomy is now more widely used than female sterilization after experiencing the historical misadventures into the 20th century. The worldwide usage rates of female sterilization are 4 times more frequently than men. For men having completed their family and fit for undergoing minor surgery, vasectomy is a very safe and highly effective procedure to be used. (5) Vasectomy is one of the quick, simple, highly effective, and convenient method of permanent sterilization in men. Its only major drawback as a male contraceptive is that the reversible rates are lower when compared to other types of contraception. Elective sperm Cryo storage is occasionally useful but may reflect fluctuation about the irreversible intent of vasectomy. Vasectomy is a simple surgery i.e. performed under local anesthesia wherein the vas deferens is isolated and brought out from the scrotum through an incision followed by division and ligation. Vasectomy is a safe outpatient procedure which is used all over the world as one of the most common male contraceptive solutions. Many modified techniques of vasectomy are in use for male contraception. Bimek SLV - The Bimek SLV is a spermatic duct valve that regulates the flow of sperm cells in the spermatic ducts. The wearer can open and close the valve on their own. When it is closed it prevents unwanted pregnancy. The materials used to invent Bimek SLV have no side effects on the human body. Also, no additional hormones or medication are required to be taken for the SLV to function. (6) It is the new invention as an effective contraceptive for men. It is expected that this male contraceptive method will prove to become one of the best contraceptives for men. 4. Revolution of Bimek SLV: Bimek SLV is one of the effective male contraceptive invented by Clemen Bimek. The idea came into Clemen's mind about 20 years ago, when he was watching a documentary about contraception. He began to imagine whether the flow of sperms could be controlled by a simple valve. After discovering that no one had filed a patent for such a device then he decided to develop his own. Bilek mentioned that point of time it was difficult for other doctors to take his idea of Bimek successfully. Only a few handfuls of doctors motivated him to throughout the hardships associated with the invention. (7) Hartwig Bauer, the urologist carried out the surgery and said that the valve was more preferable than a vasectomy.  Wolfgang Bühmann, a spokesman for the Professional Association of German Urologists, said that implanting the valve could cause scarring at the location where it meets the vas deferens. This is because scarring could prevent sperm from flowing even when the valve is open. In addition, he stated that the valve could become clogged if left in the “off” position for too long. The whole process of Bimek SLV sounds pretty simple in comparison to some of the other contraceptive interventions. It is a 30-minute procedure performed by a urologist under local anesthesia. After the Bimek SLV procedure is completed the patient is required to take a week off for rest. After a short healing period, the patient can return to his daily routine in one day and to an active exercise or his sex life within a week. Although it takes approximately 3 to 6 months of the device in turning “off”. Bimek SLV i.e. contraception for men works a similar electrical current. Turn the switch, which is accessible through the skin of the scrotum, but is apparently otherwise unnoticeable off. The sperm is then released from the penis, making impregnation impossible. A person can then turn it back on by flipping the switch reverse and the sperm can flow freely and restore fertility. Bimek SLV is made from a durable, anti-allergenic, and biologically compatible implant material which is also known as PEEK optima. The implant material i.e. PEEK Optima has been used for decades in other implant surgeries and is the size of a gummy bear. (8) 5. Functions of Bimek SLV: Bimek SLV is invented by a German inventor Clemens Bimek. It is male contraception used to regulate the flow of sperm cells in the spermatic ducts and does not require additional hormones or medication. Bimek SLV has multiple functions such as: Reversible: Bimek SLV quite often means getting a vasectomy. It's a tough decision to make. Bimek SLV allows a person to be sterile when he wants to. It contains a switch that toggles and fertility are controlled by the person. Hormone-free: Taking hormones year after year can burden the human body and most often result in side-effects. The Bimek SLV is hormone free and maintains the natural order and rhythm of a female body. Uncomplicated: Bimek SLV is uncomplicated contraception for men. As it contains a button, by pushing the button off, a person can be sterile and pregnancy can be stopped. And with another push of the button, the fertility is restored. It makes planned pregnancy a reality by releasing the sperm cells from the first ejaculation. Lifelong: Bimek SLV is lifelong contraception based on the features of this latest male contraception device. A person can enjoy it simply without taking any stress for the effectiveness of contraception. 6. Properties of Bimek SLV: There are multiple properties of Bimek SLV a person needs to know such as: Implant materials: Bimek SLV is almost exclusively made of the implant material i.e. PEEK Optima. This material has excellent technological and biological compatibility properties. These properties make PEEK Optima a radiolucent, biocompatible, and durable product for couples. No wear and No Tear: PEEK Optima has been utilized in implant surgeries for years. It has proved itself with its excellent properties exceptional durability. Bimek SLV i.e. contraception for men is not made of abrasive materials such as silicone. Anti-Allergic: Bimek SLV is completely safe for the people having allergies as it is made with PEEK Optima. It is anti-allergic contraception as the valve is not made of any nickel-containing materials. Bimek SLV will not secrete any allergy-aggravating substances. It does not have an adverse effect on sperm cells or genetic material. 100% Vegan: The inventor has not harmed any animal to experiment on throughout the development of the Bimek SLV. In fact, Clemens Bimek the inventor implanted the valve into his own body for the first trial run. The Bimek SLV is also tested exclusively on volunteers. The Bimek SLV is made 100% vegan. 7. Bimek SLV surgery: Bimek SLV is inserted by a highly trained urologist who has experience in performing the procedure. This device is inserted in the testicles with the help of local anesthesia. It takes approximately 30 minutes to insert Bimek SLV device into the scrotum. It is a simple outpatient surgery just like Vasectomy. Hence, it has low risks and side effects which proves to be useful for the patients. In fact, a person will not need to use any other medication or hormonal supplements once the Bimek SLV placement procedure is complete. Before the surgery, a person needs to ensure that his genital and the upper thigh areas are properly shaved. After the cut, a person can take a shower after it heals before he considers having a full bath. The best part about the surgery is that the patient can return back to his daily routine after a few day's rests. The patient must take care that he does not involve in any kind of sexual intercourse for the next few days after the Bimek SLV surgery is completed. 8. How does Bimek SLV work? Bimek SLV is an easy to use device which is less than an inch long and weighs less than a tenth of an ounce. It also serves the purpose of preventing unwanted pregnancy. Inserting the valve takes only half an hour which proves to be time-saving for the patient as well. Toggled through the skin of the scrotum, the device stays closed for almost three months to prevent accidental switching in the event if things get especially hot and heavy. Bimek SLV works in the following manner: The Bimek SLV works by implanting the shut-off valves in the scrotum. The valves are very small in size and are made of non-magnetic metallic components and a biocompatible polymer that is already used in medical implants. The device gets attached to the vas deferens and the two ducts that helps in the transfer of sperm from the testicles to the urethra.  During the process of implantation, each vas deferens is cut and the ends are plugged into the inside and outside of a valve. After the implantation of Bimek SLV, the valves’ switches can be flipped by simply pushing on them through the skin. When the device is switched off, sperms are diverted out of the ducts and dumped back into scrotal tissue where they would theoretically get reabsorbed in the body. Switching from on to off does not produce immediate results. The lines have to be flushed of sperm to avoid pregnancy. The inventor estimates that this would take about a month or about 30 ejaculations. Thus, the method may not work as emergency contraception. Also, it may not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea. To reopen the valves, a person may have to hold down the safety button to flip the switch back. (9) 9. Working Mechanism of Vasectomies Compared To the Sperm Switch: A vasectomy works by preventing sperm from the testes reaching the semen which is ejaculated during orgasm. This is achieved by blocking or cutting the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the penis. A vasectomy is generally considered to be a permanent form of contraception because it is not always possible to reverse the procedure. Reversing a vasectomy is a complicated procedure that involves rejoining the sperm-carrying tubes that were blocked or cut during a vasectomy. Sperm is then again absorbed back into the body. The sperm switch works in the same manner by blocking the sperm from reaching the semen. The major difference with the implant is its valve which can be turned on and off, depending on whether or not a man wants to have children. (10) 10. Advantages of Implanting Bimek SLV: This method of implantation is an outpatient procedure, meaning one can head home the same day after implantation. It is primarily performed under local anesthetic. Some of the benefits of the implant include: No major role of hormones The Bimek SLV is a device that can be used for lifetime Anti-allergic 100% vegan product Implant material has been well-tolerated in the body This may sound like an ideal answer to all contraception issues. However, some doctors have expressed concern over the new technology. 11. Myths Related to Bimek SLV: One of the myths related to Bimek SLV i.e. new contraception for men is that the sperm gets ejaculated outside of spermatic ducts. Once this happens, the body starts to break these cells by phagocytes that prevent the buildup of sperm. Another myth about Bimek SLV is that the "dick click" works instantaneously. Most of the explanation goes onto say that the sperm cells are produced 24/7 within the body. It would take about 30 ejaculations (or 3-6 month period) before all the sperm in your body gets non-fertile. (11) Some more myths related to Bimek SLV are: Leads to weaker erection: An erection is caused when the body pumps blood into the penis, which causes an erection. Erection mainly occurs when a combination of stimulation, neurotransmitters, blood circulation, and muscular activity. Erection has nothing to do with the spermatic duct, where the Bimek SLV is attached, or the flow of seminal fluid. Cause semen to build up: Semen is build up when the valve is closed, the sperm cells are ejected out of the ducts through three outlets. The sperm outside of the spermatic duct is recognized as foreign bodies. These foreign bodies are then broken down by phagocytes that prevent the possibility of a semen build up. For comparison, the testicular end of the spermatic duct is sealed in a vasectomy. This leads to a buildup of sperm cells, which can cause tissue damage all the way to the epididymis. A general anesthetic is required: The implant surgery for the Bimek SLV as compared to vasectomy is performed under a local anesthetic. However, Bimek SLV requires a minimally invasive surgery that takes about 30 minutes.  Spermatic duct can cause scar: It is one of the most common myths about Bimek SLV surgery. It is known that the connective tissues have an amazing ability to heal. When damaged, it regenerates and scars. However, the scarring could be great or minimal depending on the degree of injury. The spermatic duct is living tissue, so it can heal itself after an injury. During Bimek SLV implantation, special high-frequency scalpels are used to prevent traumatization of the tissue. The SLV will grow with the body over time, but not to the extent that the switch can no longer be used. (12) 12. The cost of Bimek SLV:  The cost of Bimek SLV surgery is about $5720. Once the surgery is completed then a person will incur no more charges. But after the valves have been closed when a person is expected to undergo a spermiogram which costs around $115 to confirm his sterility. A person must know that there is no insurance available for the Bimek SLV surgery i.e. you must find a way to cater for your expenses. (13) 13. Concerns Over Bimek SLV: Doctors have expressed concerns over Bimek SLV. Implanting the valve can cause scarring where it meets the vas deferens and make the switch hard to flip. Such scarring could prevent sperm from flowing even when the valve is open. Scientists have also warned that the valve could become clogged over time if left in a closed position for too long. Such clogging may require periodic doctor’s visits for line-clearing, which may be unpleasant. Other implants made of the same material have been well tolerated elsewhere in the body. The question is whether the valves will cause problems when it is implanted in this area. Last year, a urologist from Munich, signed up to support the trial and the development of the implants. The inventor is now crowdsourcing to fund for the trial and recruiting many volunteers. So far, the method has only been tested on Mr. Bimek himself (the inventor), and experts are divided over its potential effectiveness. It is believed to be far more flexible than vasectomies. 14. Positive aspects of Bimek SLV:  There are certainly positive aspects of Bimek SLV which makes experts very optimistic for the globally successful contraceptive: The technology used in the valve is high-tech. It was fully developed and well thought out. It is the product of 20 years of research by its inventor Clemens Bimek.  The valve is safe as it is patented to Clemens Bimek. Bimek SLV is all set for its clinical trial and dozens of men are offering their services as volunteers. Many sponsors are also investing in the medical sector. The enterprise set up is kept to the essentials. It involves a number of highly specialized service providers.  The global feedback from media and social networks for Bimek SLV clearly states that many medical persons find the concept of Bimek SLV quite lucrative. It is also true that there have been a few skeptical responses regarding Bimek SLV. But no opposed opinions have come up till now. It will be every man’s personal decision whether he wants the valve to be implanted or not. It is believed that there are many men who are waiting to make this decision positively.  Various sessions will be conducted irrespective of Bimek SLV and all the answers related it will be answered. A market launch is planned for 2018/19. Investors should, therefore, think in investment periods of 5 to10 years. (14) Thus, Bimek SLV is one of the most preferable contraceptives recently. A man can plan his family with his partner according to their family planning goals. As it helps a man to have control over his sperms. It is one of the most promising male contraceptive methods which is expected to take a significant place in the field of family planning. You can find more useful information about various other family planning methods at Elawoman.com. If you are looking for starting your family and need assistance with infertility treatments then you can call us at +918929020600.

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Best Abortion Pills Allowed in India - Types, Side effects, Price

posted on May 2, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
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With the advancement of technology in healthcare and medicine, nowadays it is quite easy to track your reproductive health and medical issues. Right from tracking your ovulation to pregnancy we have all the access to track information regarding our body. Even complicated issues like abortion has also been possible without much difficulty with the help of abortion pills. Abortion pills are the safest options to medically terminate early pregnancy of not more than 8 weeks. Moreover, abortion pills give women freedom to privacy along with saving both her time and money, which is required for surgical termination of pregnancy. In India, one may find lots of abortion pills floating in the market. However, not all the pills are safe to use. You need a prescription for purchasing abortion pill. Lots of questions might be striking to your mind like when and how to use abortion pills and which are the best brands for abortion pill, do I need prescription or not. Don’t worry, we will address all your queries in this article. When to use Abortion pills? Abortion pills can be used to terminate the pregnancy if it is less than 8 weeks. Also, a transvaginal ultrasound should be done with doctor’s advice to determine if everything is all right inside before going for abortion. After 8 weeks of pregnancy, one needs surgical abortion, which should be done under proper medical care. (1) How to use Abortion Tablets? If you are less than 8 weeks pregnant, you can terminate your pregnancy with abortion tablets under your doctor’s guidance. These pills come in two sets of pills i.e. Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which should be taken under proper time sequence and guidance. Day 1: Your doctor will advise you to take the first set of pills, which is Mifepristone or RU486. It blocks the working of the hormones i.e. progesterone during pregnancy. 1 tablet of Mifepristone 200 mg should be taken after meal orally. (2) 24 to 48 hours after consuming Mifepristone: You are recommended to insert 4 tablets of Misoprostol (200 mcg) into your vagina within 24 to 48 hours after the intake of mifepristone. If you take misoprostol before 24 hours or after 48 hours, the medicine will not function properly. Hence, keeping the time in mind is very important. The best thing about Misoprostol pills is that they start working immediately after you consume. (3) If you do not get bleeding within 3 hours of consuming Misoprostol then you may need to consult your doctor for further course of action. Well, you might be wondering are there any side effects of abortion pill? Can it impact future pregnancies? Let’s find out the possibilities in this article further. Abortion Pills- Side Effects Abortion tablets are normally safe and effective when taken before first 8 weeks of pregnancy. However, women with high blood pressure, diabetes etc. should be very careful and need doctor’s recommendation at any cost before consuming abortion pills. The normal to mild side effects of the abortion pills are. (4) Nausea Vomiting Headache Heavy and painful bleeding Abdominal cramping Normal mild fever Bleeding with clots You can experience extreme cramps while aborting. You can lower the impact of cramps by bringing certain changes in your diet. You can also read our article on Period cramps diet chart to know about the food options. Most Effective Abortion pills in India One really need to be extra careful while choosing the abortion pill as the issue of termination of pregnancy can lead to serious risks if you undermine the risks of side effects. The medicine market is nowadays flooded with a huge variety of medicines including abortion pills. But, there are only a few reliable brands to trust when going for such sensitive issues like abortion. These are commonly known as medicines for abortion. (5) In this article, we bring you some of the best abortion tablets, which we have curated with wholesome research based on user point of view. Below is the list of best abortion pills for your convenience. (6) 1- Syn-Bort Manufacturer: Syn Labs Combination of medicines: Mifepristone + Misoprostol Syn- Bort is one of the effective abortion or medical pills available in India. It is mostly a synthetic steroid compound used as an abortifacient (drug causing abortion). Manufactured and marketed by Syn Labs, this drug is available everywhere in the globe due to its highest abortion success rates seen yet. The best thing about Syn-Bort is that it can be used as an emergency contraceptive as well if used in smaller doses. Know more about Emergency Contraceptive Pills. Normally, Mifepristone is marketed under the brands names such as Mifegyne and Mifeprex. User Ratings- 4.7 out of 5 Price- Rs. 525 2- Unwanted Kit Abortion Pills Manufacturer: Mankind Pharma Pvt. Ltd. Combination: Mifepristone + Misoprostol Manufactured and marketed by Mankind Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Unwanted Kit is one of the most popular abortion pill brands in India. It also comes in the set of two types of pills- Mifepristone and Misoprostol. These pills are best known to be the safest abortion pills in India in terms of the hormonal content present in them. However, a woman may suffer from heavy white discharge issues with this brand of abortion pill as a side effect. (7) User Ratings- 4.5 out of 5 Price- Rs. 335 3- Cipla Mifepristone and Misoprostol (Cipla MTP kit) Manufacturer: Cipla Combination: Mifepristone + Misoprostol Cipla is one of the easily available abortion pills in India with highest review ratings. It comes as a set of two pills- Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which is very effective for medical termination of pregnancy up to 63 days after fertilization. However, in case of this abortion pills, pregnancy is counted from first day of last menstrual period assuming the cycle consisting of 28 days. (8) Cipla abortion pills are mostly safe, however, contact your doctor/medical supervisor if you experience excessive bleeding after consuming Cipla abortion pills. User Ratings- 4.4 out of 5 Price- Rs. 499 4- Abortom kit Manufacturer: Neiss Labs Ltd Composition: Mifepristone + Misoprostol Abortom is a multipurpose pill that is one of the best abortion pills in India. It is a synthetic steroid, which is used as emergency contraceptive pill as well with small dosage. Also, Abortom helps in termination of pregnancy along with induction of labor in serious situations. It contains Mifepristone and Misoprostol as the active ingredients to terminate the pregnancy.  User Ratings- 4.2 out of 5 Price- Rs. 420 5- Mifegest Kit for Medical Abortion Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila Composition: Mifepristone + Misoprostone Mifegest kit is an abortion drug kit for the termination of early pregnancy. The kit contains two sets of tablets- Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It comes in the packet of 1 tablet of Mifepristone and 4 tablets of Misoprostol, which is inserted vaginally after 48 hours of intake of Mifepristone. Zydus- Cadila that is a very reputed organization in pharmaceutical industry manufactures Mifegest kit. (9) User Ratings- 4.0 out of 5 Price- Rs. 499 Price and Ratings of Best Pregnancy Abortion Kits in India (in 2018) Abortion Kit Name Manufacturer Composition Price (Rs.) Ratings Syn bort Syn Labs Mifepristone + Misoprostol Rs. 525 4.7 Unwanted kit Abortion Pills Mankind Pharma Mifepristone + Misoprostol Rs. 335 4.5 Cipla Mifepristone & Misoprostol (MTP Kit) Cipla Mifepristone + Misoprostol Rs. 499 4.4 Abortom Kit Neiss Labs Mifepristone + Misoprostol Rs. 420 4.2 Mifegest Kit Zydus Cadila Mifepristone + Misoprostol Rs. 499 4.0 Other widely used brands for medical abortion in India include Mifekit, A-Care and Safe Abort Kit. (10) Abortion Pills- Frequently Asked Questions 1- Does it reduce the chances of my future pregnancy? It does not reduce the chances of future conception but one must wait for at least for two months to help the body retrieve from the termination of pregnancy. 2- Can I buy abortion pill without prescription? In many countries, abortion pills are available over the counter. However, in most countries it is available only on authorized doctor’s prescription. Check your country’s law, before planning to purchase one. 3- How long will I bleed after taking Misoprostol? The bleeding depends on number of weeks the woman is carrying pregnancy. In most cases, the effect will start within 4 hours and can last up to 12 hours until the abortion is completed. 4- What happens if I forgot to take second dose on time? The method of complete abortion won’t be completed if you missed the second dose. 5- Is it 100% effective and safe? It depends on the pregnancy term. If the pregnancy is of about 8 weeks or less, then it will work about 98 to 100 percent. It is mostly effective in the first 50 days of pregnancy. 6- Is MTP kit same as abortions pill? MTP Kit or Medical Termination of Pregnancy kit is another name for abortion pill. These are the same thing. 7. What is the cost of abortion by pills in India? The cost of abortion by using oral pills varies from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4000 in a private hospital. While in the government hospital, the cost ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000. 8. I am 10 weeks pregnant. Can I use abortion pills to stop pregnancy? First of all, the process of terminating the pregnancy should be under the supervision of an expert only. The doctor might give you abortion pills to terminate your pregnancy and will keep you under an observation to check if complete fetus remains are expelled successfully. If the doctor gives clearance then you can go ahead. Otherwise, you may require surgical intervention to remove remaining parts of fetus. 9. Can 1 month of pregnancy be terminated with abortion pills? Abortion pills can successfully terminate the pregnancy of 1 month. Visit a doctor as soon as possible you get to know of your unwanted pregnancy. 10. Is it painful to have abortion? Abortion can be painful as you might feel uterine cramps, which can range from mild to severe. Apart from the physical pain, it is emotionally stressful also to deal with an abortion. Disclaimer- Abortion pills are very powerful and should not be consumed without proper consultation with a Gynecologist. You always need prescription from doctor to buy abortion pills. It is always better to take precautions to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Read our researched article to know about possible ways of birth control and their effectiveness: Types of Birth Control methods.

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How to Use Male Condom - Know the 10 Right Steps to Use Condom

posted on May 23, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
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Well, we all know what condom is. And many of us must be using the condom since very long as it is the first form of contraceptive that strikes every mind.While some are well versed in how to wear this contraceptive while some missed out on reading instructions and did blunder with it. This article helps in understanding how to use a condom for avoiding unwanted pregnancy. But before that, let us go through some quick facts about the condom. What is a male condom? A male condom is a thin rubber material, which fits over man’s penis during intercourse. It acts as a barrier and protects from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, which includes HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia etc. If you are having difficulty in identifying the best brand, Please feel free to read our curated article on Best Condom Brands. Why to use a condom? 1- A condom protects both man and woman during anal, oral and vaginal sex. It is advised to use a new condom if you are switching from one type of sex position to another for avoiding cross infections. 2- It minimizes the risk for both man and woman before making any contact between penis and partner’s genital areas. 3- One condom is enough as doubling it up can lead to breakage. 4- To wear condom comfortably and enjoy sex more, you can also use lubricants. Avoid using any oil-based lubricants with latex condoms as condoms can either break or weaken. 5- It is though very rare for condoms to break, but if it does then don’t worry. There are other things, which can minimize the STI’s and pregnancy risks. You can use emergency contraceptive pills in such situation. Don’t take emergency pills regularly; it can have some serious side effects on fertility. To know more about, read our in depth researched article on Side Effects of i-pill. Steps for wearing a male condom: 1- Store condom in a cool dry place Make sure to store a condom in a cool and dry place. It should not be exposed to the direct sunlight. You have to tear the condom wrapper as condoms always come in wrappers. You can easily make out the tear edges on the wrapper. Avoid carrying condoms in the boxes or back pockets. Tear the wrapper only while using. 2- Do check the expiry date Before buying a condom, always make sure to check the expiry date. An expired condom doesn’t guarantee any protection, so no use of buying expired stuff. It can tear in between thus, ruining all the purpose. Also, check for discoloration, brittleness or any previous tears. Get new ones after dumping the old or expired condoms. 3- Tear condom’s wrapper Push the condom away from the tear edge if you feel it is near to it. Tear the wrapper where zigzag edges or patterns are made. Well, a man who uses it regularly tears the condom right before the act, as it is convenient. Avoid using scissors or teeth for tearing the wrapper. As with these, there are chances of tearing or cutting the condom. 4- Look for the condom rim In the few initial attempts, this can be bit tricky. It is important to know on which way the condom rolls. And do not roll the condom too much. Roll it a bit and then pinch the condom tip. You will see a rim if you have rolled it in the right direction. 5- Can also lube on condom You can also apply lube inside the condom. This portion of the condom will touch your penis. Just apply a small amount of lube so that rolling condom on your penis will be easy. You can also buy condoms, which already has lubricants if you don’t want to use lube. 6- You can easily wear a condom if the penis is fully erect. It should fit on penis else there are chances of it falling off are quite high. The condom should roll from the wrapper to penis quickly and smoothly. Do not reuse the condom if you have already tried and it doesn’t fit you. 7- Pinch the top tip of the condom once you wear it Once you have put the condom on, you have to pinch the penis tip. It will give some space for the semen to accumulate as it creates an air pocket. 8- After ejaculation, withdraw penis from condom immediately Your penis will slowly lose its erection once you have ejaculated. And condom may fall off. So, immediately withdraw you penis after ejaculating and take out the condom. 9- Disposing condom in the right way Once you are done with your act, dispose the condom after wrapping it in the used paper. It won’t let cum from falling. Never try to flush the condoms as it can clog the toilet. 10- Use condom every time you indulge in sex It is always good to practice safe sex to avoid STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).  Always wear a condom during sex only. Even after using the condom, if the woman misses the period by one week then take a pregnancy test to check for pregnancy. It may happen if condom is not used properly or gets torn during intercourse. Read our article on How to use Home Pregnancy Kit What are the precautions to be taken while using male condom? Certain precautions need to be taken to ensure that it does not fail and does not cause unwanted pregnancy. Always choose the correct size. Check whether the condom has torn during the opening of the package. Always apply the right lubricant to ensure it does not react with the material of the male condom. Use the condom with the superior quality of the material. Some women are allergic to latex, which is commonly used material for the latex. Never reuse condoms. If you forgot to use any contraceptive to avoid pregnancy, follow these tips after unprotected sex. Advantages of using a male condom Cheapest form of contraception. Easily available. Reliable form of contraception if used correctly. Simple and easy to use. Saves you from unwanted pregnancy and STDs. Disadvantages of using a male condom Some women are allergic to the condom material i.e. latex. Usage of male condoms reduces the libido in some couples. It can tear during sexual intercourse. Men with erectile dysfunction face more problems with condoms. If you think condom is coming it between you and your partner, you can explore other contraceptive methods. You can also use female condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Please feel free to read our article on How to use Female Condoms.

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Copper - T - What to do when this Birth Control Method fails?

posted on May 20, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
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Copper T is an intrauterine device used as a birth control measure. Though the IUDs effectiveness is excellent but failure rates leads to a substantial rise in unwanted pregnancies and thus, induced abortions. IUD is amongst the most common and frequently used methods for birth control. Is Copper T 100% Effective for Birth Control? With every birth control measure, there is always a failure rate thus, results in unwanted pregnancy. The pregnancy rate for failed Copper-T lies between 1 to 3 percent. What are the Pregnancy Symptoms with Copper-T? Below is a brief list of pregnancy symptoms you will experience while using Copper-T: 1- One of the earliest pregnancy sign is implantation bleeding which takes place after 6 to 12 days when the egg has been fertilized. It is mild spotting when the egg implants itself in the uterus. 2- Cramping is similar to what you feel during your normal cycle accompanied with bleeding. Women confused it with the beginning of their cycles. 3- The other common symptom is missing your periods. 4- Positive pregnancy test. 5- You can see the contraceptive device presence along with pregnancy in sonographer. 6- Morning sickness during pregnancy is most common and well-known sign of pregnancy. As the name suggests, it is accompanied with vomiting and usually occurs in the morning. 7- Another sign with IUD is fatigue due to increase in pregnancy hormone i.e. Progesterone. 8- Changes in breasts are an early indicator of pregnancy. You might feel pain or increased tenderness in breasts. What are the Complications in pregnancy with IUD (Intrauterine Contraceptive Device)? There are higher chances of complications if the woman conceives with IUD still within her uterus. The risks can be: 1- Infection (Chorioamnionitis)- The membranes surrounding the fetus can become infected. It is a serious medical situation and starts with the advanced stage i.e. Sepsis which might involve blood infection. There is a risk of life if the infection gets widespread. It is advised to terminate the pregnancy and take proper antibiotics. 2- Abortion- There is higher chances of abortion either induced or spontaneous. 3- It is important to understand that woman had an IUD for avoiding the pregnancy. 4- The Government of India has a rule under MTP (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) act where a woman can terminate the pregnancy within 20 weeks if pregnancy is a result of contraceptive failure. 5- Preterm Birth- There is higher chances of preterm birth. It has its own share of complications like the weight of neonate, the need of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), failure to thrive and many more. 6- Ectopic Pregnancy- There is chances of abnormal pregnancy if a woman conceives with Copper-T. What to do When Pregnancy Happens with Copper T in Uterus? 1. If pregnancy is diagnosed with Copper-T inside the uterus then the Gynecologist can gently pull the visible threads or can use assistance ultrasound to make the procedure of removal easy and safe. 2. The other method of Dilation and Evacuation can be performed if the thread is not visible along with the removal of Copper-T. Get a complete guide to birth control patch in avoiding pregnancy. Also, to know more about the effectiveness of birth control patches, check out our article on the effectiveness of patches in preventing pregnancy.

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5 Best Emergency Contraceptive Pills in India - Birth Control Methods

posted on May 25, 2019, 4:40 p.m.
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Use of emergency contraceptive pills is growing in India due to the increased tendency of getting into casual relationship, pregnancy concern due to premarital sex, and unsafe sex. Many people, after facing some common concerns like how to do sex, often get stuck on the question of how to avoid a pregnancy or get an effective emergency contraception for the purpose. Emergency pills are taken within a certain time-frame to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex. It may be a birth control method but sometimes young girls with early menstrual periods are also prescribed contraceptive pills. This can be in the case of irregular or heavy menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, hormone replacement therapy, acne, PMS, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and endometriosis. Here are some of the cases in which doctor prescribes a contraceptive pill. Women who have unprotected sex and want to prevent pregnancy If she has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), that causes hormonal imbalance, the contraceptive pill helps to lower hormone levels If she has low estrogen level, the contraceptive pills helps to control estrogen, which is important for healthy bones. Women suffering from endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. Girls experiencing extreme pain during period and not responding to other medications are also prescribed birth control pills. What is Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)? ECP is a way for those looking for how to avoid pregnancy after having unprotected sex. Often called birth control pills, these pills contain the hormone Levonorgestrel, which prevents the egg from getting fertilized, thus avoiding pregnancy. Generally, the pill is said to work even after 72 hrs of unprotected sex but can be taken immediately for quicker results. How Does Contraceptive Pills Work? Emergency Contraceptive Pills contains high dosage of hormone called Levonorgestrel. These hormones delay menstrual cycle and prevent the egg from getting fertilized. It does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and does not cause abortions if the egg is already fertilized. Negative Effects of ECP Most women take emergency contraceptive pills without consulting a doctor or without any precautions. This can sometimes cause serious problems in health and reproduction. Emergency Contraceptive Pills with estrogen have more side effects and can cause blood clots in the legs, eyes, and lungs. However, there are very few cases of women suffering from emergency contraceptive side effects. Some of the side-effects are: Abdominal or stomach pain Chest pain, cough, shortness of breath Headache, dizziness, weakness, or numbness Eye problems Speech problems Severe leg pain Best Emergency Contraceptive Pills Available in India to avoid Pregnancy There are a lot of ECPs available in India and some are more effective than others, so how would you decide to go for a particular emergency contraceptive pill. To ensure the health and safety of young girls, it is vital to refer all the ECP pills available in India. It can be determined by user ratings, reviews and doctor's prescription. Here are the list of 5 best emergency contraceptive pills in India: I-pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill Unwanted 72 Clr-72 No-will pill Preventol 1. I-pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill I-Pill is a product of Piramal Healthcare and is considered one of the best contraceptive pills in India. The EPC has the hormone levonorgestrel which provides absolute protection when taken immediately after unwanted sex and contraceptive failure. The pack contains only one pill and it is taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. It effectively does the job of preventing pregnancy or in some cases balancing hormone levels. It has to be, however, used cautiously to avoid I Pill side effects. Effectiveness: 90-95 % Price: Rs. 80 2. Unwanted 72 Unwanted 72 birth control pill is also a popular emergency contraceptive pill in India. Manufactured by Mankind Pharmaceuticals, it is a hormone based contraceptive pill which is free from estrogen therefore do not have any side effects like nausea or gastrointestinal upsets. As the name suggests, these contraceptive pills are to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent a potential pregnancy. Effectiveness: 85-90% Price: Rs. 80 3. Preventol Launched by Hill Life Care Ltd, Preventol is one of the inexpensive and comparatively effective emergency contraceptive pills in the market. It comes in a pack with two pills, one which should be taken immediately after unprotected sex and the other within 12 hours. It may not be as much as effective if you consume it after 12 hours. The pill contains 0.75 mg of levonorgestrel hormone which is very effective in preventing the sperm from entering the egg. The emergency contraceptive pill price is kept low to make it affordable for all. Effectiveness: 70-75% Price: Rs. 50 4. Clr-72 Manufactured by Vardhman Life Care Pvt. Ltd., this oral emergency contraceptive pill is very effective and has the highest recommendations from its users. It completely blocks the passage of sperms to the egg, thus preventing unwanted pregnancy. Clr-72 is to be consumed under 72 hours of unprotected sex. Effectiveness: 80-90% Price: Rs. 78 5. No-will pill No-will pill is a reliable and cost-effective way to avoid unintended pregnancy and to stop ovulation. This 1.5 MG Tablet is a progestin that changes the lining of the uterus preventing  the fertilized egg from getting implanted. The contraceptive pill is to be consumed within 24 hours of unprotected sex but can be consumed sooner as well for immediate effects. It reduces the risk of pregnancy by 80% without causing any kind of side-effects. Effectiveness: 70-80% Price: Rs. 72 The effectiveness of emergency contraceptive pills lies in formulation and the types of drugs used. Pills containing levonorgestrol hormone are more likely to prevent pregnancy but there are also chances of serious negative contraceptive side effects. EPCs that are free from estrogen are less likely to show the best results but does not cause any side-effects. These Emergency Contraceptive Pills are not recommended for regular consumption as it may cause serious side effects after repeated exposure to estrogen and levonorgestrel hormone. If you have any problem with your health and menstrual cycle, you should first refer to your doctor before popping up the pill. You should avoid taking these pills if: You are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding a baby. You are going through health problems or suffer from a tendency of tubal pregnancy. You are consuming other prescription drugs, herbal medicines or dietary supplements. You are taking particularly any antifungals, anticoagulants or valproic acid. You are below seventeen years of age. You are a diabetic All these pills are very effective after unprotected sex but what you choose to take is up to you. The use of emergency contraceptive pills is growing, therefore, the manufacturers also take precautions to make the pills more effective without any negative effects. Even though these pills are not harmful in a single use, but it may cause some ovulation and health issues on a long-term so we recommend you visit your doctor to get proper information on these pills. If you want to make an appointment with a doctor or want to know more on contraceptive pills contact +918929020600.

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Know about Signs of Pregnancy while on Birth Control - How to prevent pregnancy?

posted on Dec. 23, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
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Birth Control is a method of preventing pregnancy before it begins. There are several methods that work well and are easy to use. The methods include birth control implant, birth control patch, birth control pill, birth control shot, birth control sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap and many more. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages and neither of them can guarantee you of completely escaping unwanted pregnancy. Go through this article to learn the reasons behind this and understand the symptoms for detecting early signs of pregnancy. What are the reasons for getting pregnant while being on birth control methods? Below are the reasons of attaining pregnancy even if you are on birth control: 1- Not following the schedule of taking pill every day. It is important to take pills every day at the same time. Skipping them can result in unwanted pregnancy. 2- Missing the dose. It is worse than not taking the pill at the right time. You need to double up if you miss the pill. 3- Alcohol also reduces the pill's effectiveness. Liver metabolizes alcohol and any medicine that affects the liver might also affect the way body absorbs the pill. 4- Antibiotics or seizure medication like Dilantin and carbamazepine reduces the pill's effectiveness. 5- Generic form of pills might save your money but they don't have the same medicine amount like their branded counterparts. What are signs and symptoms of pregnancy while on Birth Control? Below are the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy that can share similar characteristics as the side effects of birth control pill. 1- Missed or Lighter Period: The first effect of birth control can be your light period. Women can confuse it with implantation bleeding. It takes place when fertilized egg implants into the uterus. It can also result in breakthrough bleeding i.e. bleeding between periods. Birth control can also cause in missing a period, which can again be confused with the pregnancy symptom. 2- Nausea: The other indication can be morning sickness that is likely to happen at any time of the day. Birth control can also lead to nausea. You need to take a pregnancy test if you are on birth control and it doesn't help in solving nausea. 3- Breast Tenderness: Breasts might become tender to touch if the pregnancy continues. Hormonal birth control pills can be other reason. 4- Headaches and Fatigue: Another common pregnancy symptom is fatigue. Tiredness and headaches can also be a result of altered hormonal levels due to the usage of birth control pills.    Other reasons to experience pregnancy like symptoms during Birth Control Besides the above-mentioned symptoms of pregnancy and side effects of birth control, there are other conditions that can be the symptoms you are facing. It can be: 1- Sexually Transmitted Infections: Birth control doesn't protect from sexually transmitted infections and may cause cramping, nausea and bleeding. 2- Fibroids or cysts: Unusual growths on woman’s uterus or ovaries are known to be fibroids and cysts. Woman with any of these conditions can experience unusual heavy bleeding. 3- Cancer: Cancers like cervical or endometrial cancer can be the reason, which is confused with pregnancy or birth control side effects. Symptoms can be bleeding, cramping, fatigue, pain and nausea. What to do after discovering that you are pregnant while on Birth Control? As the first step you must make sure that you are pregnant. The easiest way of confirming a pregnancy is 'over-the-counter pregnancy tests'.  If required take more than one test.  You can also visit your doctor and discuss the symptoms you are experiencing. The doctor will also conduct a pregnancy test as a part of routine checkup. At the end, you will get the result whether you are expecting or not. Once you discover that you are pregnant, you should start with the prenatal care. How to prevent unplanned pregnancy during Birth Control? Birth control is highly effective form of contraception. For making it more effective, you can apply below mentioned strategies: 1- Follow a routine: When we talk about birth control pill, make it a schedule of taking it every day at the same time. It will balance the hormone levels and minimizes the ovulation risks. 2- Don't forget placebo: It is advised to take placebo pills as skipping them might interrupt the routine. You won't be able to start the next pack on time, which will increase the ovulation chances. 3- Alcohol consumption: Limit your alcohol consumption as alcohol can affect the liver and can reduce its effectiveness of metabolizing the medications. 4- Using a backup protection: It is important to use a barrier method or other birth control form as some medications might reduce the effectiveness. 5- Consider another emergency birth control if you have realized you missed a pill or two or have unprotected sex. You can consult the doctor if you still have any questions about any type of birth control.   Hope this article gives you all the detail regarding reasons, signs and symptoms of pregnancy while on birth control. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

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5 Best Condom Brands in India as per User Reviews - Types of Condoms

posted on May 23, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
4.8/ 5 (7 Votes)

In India, until a few years ago, condom was considered a taboo. However, with the advancement of liberal media and branding efforts of Condom manufacturers, things have changed to a great extent. Now people understand that condoms are not only a family planning tool, but also provide protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and infections. In this article, we bring you a list of condom brands in India, which are most trusted and preferred based on reviews, popularity and product satisfaction. Below is the list of 5 best and safe condom brands, which are easily available in any of your nearby pharmacy no matter where you are located in India. 1- Manforce Condoms Manufacturer: Mankind Pharma Ltd. Manforce is a premium quality condom brand under the guidelines of ISO certification. Being one of the highest grossing condom brands in India, Manforce comes under 7 arousing varieties. The best thing about Manforce condoms is that they are super smooth and comes with strongly built latex, which provides maximum satisfaction along with protection. Manforce is a product of Mankind Pharma Ltd, which is one of the top pharmaceutical companies in India. Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee are some of the flavors which were popularized by Manforce for the first time in India. Mankind follows the honest business ethics and each condom is prepared under Air Burst Technology for maximum satisfaction. Manforce provides the ultimate thrill with varieties such as smooth, ultra, dotted, ribbed and contoured. Glossed with Benzocaine cream, Manforce provides prolonged pleasure during your lovemaking sessions. 1- User Rating: 4.6 out of 5 2- Material: Latex skin, Natural Flavors, Slightly thicker skin than other brands. 3- Standard Dimensions: Length is up to 7.50 inch/190 mm, Normal width 2.09 inch/53mm 4- Standard Tests: Air Burst Tested, Dermatologically tested and 100% electronically tested. 5- Special Variants include: Low latex, smooth scented condoms. 6- Price:  Manforce Wild Condom 10 piece pack for Rs 80 Manforce Litchi Flavoured - 1500 Dots Combo 2 for Rs 140 Manforce SUNNY EDITION with Skore- Dotted & Not out Condom Condom- 30 piece pack for Rs 174 User reviews on Manforce Condoms: “Gives more pleasure, strawberry flavour” -by Fareeth Khan “Awesome product, worth for money” -by Subh Kant 2- Moods Condoms Manufacturer: HLL Lifecare Moods condoms are one of the leading condom brands in India manufactured under HLL Lifecare. This specific brand of condoms is known for their exciting aromas and thin but strong texture. Endorsed by popular Bollywood Actress-Sunny Leone, Moods is known for adding the oomph factor during your intimate times. Moods condoms are a huge popularity in India and many parts of the globe such as Canada, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America and Caribbean Islands. Moods condoms come under 20 exciting varieties with unstoppable flavours. 1- User Rating: 4.2 out of 5 2- Material: Latex skin, thin skin for better heat transfer, good for oral sex 3- Standard Dimensions:  Width: 1.93/ 49 mm, Length: Up to 6.7/170 mm, thickness- 0.0024/0.062 mm 4- Standard Tests: Air Burst Tested, Dermatologically tested and 100% electronically tested. 5- Special Variants include: Thinner condoms with reservoir tip 6- Price: Moods cool- pack of 12 pieces for Rs 100 Moods blaze- pack of 12 pieces for Rs 100 Moods Variety- pack of 15 pieces for Rs 130 Moods 1500 Dots- pack of 12 pieces for Rs 100 User reviews on Manforce Condoms: “Product is amazing & original nice.” -by Nik “Good quality product.” -by Mohammad Abass Joo 3- Skore Condoms Manufacturer: TTK Group Skore is one of the popular condom brands manufactured in India by TTK Group. It was one of the condom brands who although came as a private player in Indian market, but had the outlook to provide the best working condom in a cheaper price. Now, Skore has engulfed almost half of Indian market with their wide range of flavor and variety. Skore is known to use best quality latex to provide you extra sensation for your sexy time. The chief variants for which Skore is one of the best condom brands in India are the range of colored, fruit flavored, dotted and climax delay condoms which come with the best latex in the industry as confidently claimed by the brand. 1- User Rating: 4.0 out of 5 2- Material: Latex skin with strong built. Comes with aroma, warm buttons and flavor 3- Standard Dimensions: Straight walled and teat ended condoms with Length: 119- 130 mm, Width: 50- 53mm. 4- Standard Tests: Air Burst Tested, Dermatologically tested and 100% electronically tested 5- Special Variants include, condoms having natural additives to make variants smell better 6- Price: Skore banana flavored condom- 10 piece pack for Rs 80 Skore skin thin condoms- 10 piece pack for Rs 120 Skore zig zag dotted & ribbed condoms- 10 piece pack for Rs 120 User reviews on Skore Condoms: “Best Condoms ever, your lady will go crazy by the dots on the condoms. Built only for those men with great stamina.” -by One Night Stand “Very good product. Highly recommended for smooth drive” -by Vinayak Shukla 4- Durex Condoms Manufacturer: SSL International (UK) Durex is the range of condoms manufactured under the trademark of SSL International (UK). With 12 variants of latex condoms and a lot of pleasurable flavors, Durex stands as one of the most popular condom brands in India. Durex has over 97 years of experience of manufacturing condoms. So it is safe to say that every single one is the product of a process that is tried and tested. Each of the condoms is tested electronically, with samples from every batch also inflated with air to test their strength. International standards demand that a condom should contain 18 liters of air in ‘Air Burst Test’ for it to be long lasting. A Durex condom will typically expand to hold 40 liters of air without bursting. Sample condoms are also filled with water to make sure they do not leak. All condom types are also dermatologically tested. In fact, if one sample does not pass any of their 18 tests, the whole batch of up to 432,000 condoms does not leave the factory. The company also has a team of researchers looking for new ways to improve their products or for spotting new trends in sexual behavior that may lead to a whole new product range. The flavors used in Durex Condoms are not artificial and are mostly made out of natural sources, which do not mess up your partner’s Ph levels. 1- User Rating: 3.8 out of 5 2- Material: Transparent and lubricated natural rubber latex condoms with quality standards to make sure that there is no loss of sensitivity and it stays durable even during rigorous rides. 3- Standard Dimensions: Straight walled and teat ended condoms with Length: 180 mm, Width: 53 mm 4- Standard Tests: Air Burst Tested, Dermatologically tested and 100% electronically tested. 5- Special Variants include condoms having Special climax-control lubricants- Benzocaine, that helps to last longer Natural additives to make variants smell better 6- Price: Durex Excite me- 10 pieces for Rs 165 Durex Extended Pleasure- 10 pieces for Rs 165 Durex feel thin- 10 pieces for Rs 180 User Reviews on Durex Condoms: “You get in and out without her knowing you have it. If you are into wild things then I suggest keep a check on your guard occasionally. Any entry is possible, club it with KY jelly to slide smoothly and extend your play. Have fun.” -by Siddharth Saxena “I literally had to play the "I JUST HAD SEX" song by Akon after using this.” -by Weibalajied H “Loved it. Very thin and durable condoms. Next level experience.” -by Azzuon  “This has been one of my go-to condoms for a while (especially when I have to buy in stores where selection isn't great). Nothing particularly special about them, but they're a good standard fit, good sensitivity, and generally inoffensive to partners. For a good basic condom, can't really go wrong with these.” -by Abrile 5- Kohinoor Condoms Manufacturer: TTK Group Kohinoor is one of the widely used condom brands in India. It is one of the oldest condom brands in India when the idea of condom was new to Indians. Kohinoor comes under the combination of ribbed and dotted variety of condoms. Tested dermatologically, Kohinoor condoms provide best protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and infections. Kohinoor comes under 10 exciting flavors with sensitive heat bursting technology for extra sensation. 1- User Rating: 3.2 out of 5 2- Material: Latex skin, slightly thicker variety for extra protection, comes with smooth jelly lubricants. 3- Standard Dimensions: Width: 1.90/ 47 mm, Length: Up to 6.8/171 mm 4- Standard Tests: Air Burst Tested, Dermatologically tested and 100% electronically tested. 5- Special Variants include: Low latex smell, extra smooth skin, ribbed varieties included. However, it is to be kept in mind that condoms do not guarantee you 100% protection from safe sex as well as STDs. Use among the above brands to get best results. 6- Price: Kohinoor Pink Shaped Condoms 3 pieces for Rs 19 Kohinoor Xtra Dots Condoms- pack of 10 for Rs 72 Kohinoor Pink Shaped Condoms pack of 10 for Rs 80 Kohinoor Pink Pleasure Condoms pack of 3 for Rs 22  Kohinoor Triple Xtra Condoms pack of 3 for Rs 22 User reviews on Kohinoor Condoms “Amazing and I suggest you add chocolate flavour too” -by Nikon “Really works as the name suggest.” -by anonymous Condom Brand Name Durex Skore Manforce Moods Kohinoor Variants Air, Extra Dots, Extra Ribbed, Extra Thin, Extra Time Dotted- Time Less, Zig Zag, Quick, Timeless Dotted, Ribbed Ultra Thin, All Night, Dotted, Ribbed, Aloe, Female Pink Condoms, X’tra Time, Silky Flavour Banana, strawberry and orange flavours Chocolate, Banana, Orange Strawberry, Back Grapes Strawberry, Aloe Juicy Strawberry, Meetha Paan, Kala Khatta Size Length: 180 mm Width: 53 mm Length: 119- 130 mm  Width: 50- 53mm Length is up to 7.50 inch/190 mm Normal width 2.09 inch/53mm Length: Up to 6.7/170 mm Width: 1.93/ 49 mm Thickness- 0.0024/0.062 mm Length: Up to 6.8/171 mm  Width: 1.90/ 47 mm Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser TTK PDL Mankind Pharma Limited HLL Lifecare Limited TTK Group Market Share 8% 10% 32% 12% 4% Note: All user reviews have been collected by conducting an online survey targeting users aged between 18 and 40 years. Hope, this article has been able to help you with your queries on best condom brands in India. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment. Recommended Reads- Advantages and Disadvantages of using Male Condoms Vaginal Ring - Side Effects, Use and Effectiveness Know All About The Female Condom as Birth Control Benefits and Uses Tips of Female Condoms Birth Control Now in Achaari Flavour

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5 Best Oral Contraceptive Pills in India - Types, Advantages, Side Effects

posted on May 13, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
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In this huge Indian market, you can find several birth control methods to avoid pregnancy. Birth control methods such as condoms, implants, birth control shots, intrauterine devices, and contraceptive pills are widely used, but choosing the right method is much important. Based on research it has been found that the most effective one for women has always been an oral contraceptive pill as these pills are much safer and easier to take. (1) Let’s Discuss in More Detail About Oral Contraceptive Pills in India:- What Is the Meaning of Oral Contraceptive Pills? How Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Work? What Are the Types of Contraceptive Pills? What Are the Advantages of Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills? Are Contraceptive Pills Harmful? What is the Best Oral Contraceptive Pills Brand for Me? What are Oral Contraceptive Pills? Oral Contraceptive pills, commonly known as birth control pills are types of medications to prevent unwanted pregnancy. These pills contain synthetically structured hormones, which prevent fertilization of the egg by inhibiting ovulation. The hormones in these contraceptive pills disrupt the natural hormones in the body and prevent the release of the egg, thus preventing pregnancy. (2) How do Oral Contraceptive Pills work? A woman is pregnant when the egg is released from the ovary to be fertilized by the sperm. During the fertilization process follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) is released which encourages the maturation of the egg. These birth control pills contain estrogen and progesterone or sometimes both, which prevent the excretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). The contraceptive pill works on three stages: (3) Firstly, it interferes with the ovulation cycle and releasing Next, the hormones disturb the lining of the uterus and prevent it from attaching to the uterus.  Lastly, it stops producing cervical mucus, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg.  Types of Oral Contraceptive Pills Oral contraceptive pills are categorized into three categories according to the type of hormones released. Monophasic pills have equal amounts of estrogen and progesterone and are normally taken through the entire cycle.  Biphasic pills contain a balanced amount of estrogen and progesterone but the level of progesterone increases after 21 days.  Triphasic pills release 3 different amounts of hormones, estrogen, and progesterone or only progesterone. The dosage of hormones gradually changes in every 7 days to improve effectiveness. (4) Advantages of taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Apart from avoiding pregnancy, these oral contraceptive pills have other benefits as well. Hormonal Balance- Oral contraceptive pills are one of the best methods of birth control. This method provides the best hormonal balance to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Safe and Convenient- These pills are available in almost all of the medical stores in India and can be easily consumed. They also clean the reproductive system and prevent any infection. Moreover, you can get pregnant anytime after a few days of stopping the intake. (5) Health Benefits- These contraceptive pills also help in some health problems. They are known to prevent acne, cyst, endometrial and bone thinning. Oral pills also prevent pre-menstrual syndromes and infections in fallopian tubes and ovarian cancer in some cases.  Cures Irregular periods- Oral Contraceptive Pills help to maintain a consistent menstrual cycle by balancing the hormone levels.  Side effects of Oral Contraceptive Pills Most of the time oral contraceptive pills are completely safe to use, however, there are certain times when these pills start to show some side effects. Spotting or light periods- You may also observe light period and spotting, which is normal when taking contraceptive pills. Nausea- Some women feel a bit of nausea after taking the pill. In this case, the doctor may prescribe you pills that are low in estrogen. Weight Gain- You may also start to gain weight within a few weeks of dosage. (6) Sore Breasts- During the initial days of taking these pills, you may start to have swollen and sore breasts. Serious side effects- Severe headaches, abdominal pain, and blurred vision are the extreme side effects of oral contraceptive pills. If you are experiencing any of the above side effects, you should visit the doctor immediately. The market is filled with dozens of oral contraceptive brands but below we have suggested the best ones. Choosing the right brand is also important to get effective results. Below are the five best oral contraceptive pills in India- 1. Saheli Manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited, these oral contraceptive pills are non-steroidal and do not have any negative effects. It contains 30 mg of ormeloxifene and is said to be free from steroids and hormones. These pills are recommended once a week for effective results. This birth control pill also has a presence of Centchroman, which stabilizes side effects such as vomiting, nausea and weight gain. (7) Dosage: Saheli can be taken 2 times a week for the first 3 months.  Price: Rs. 250 for a pack of 80 pills 2. Unwanted 21 Days Unwanted 21 Da is a product of Mankind Pharma, which is formulated with Levonorgestrel and Ethinyloestradiol hormones. It is completely safe and can also treat PCOS, hormone disturbances, and pimples. (8) Dosage: The pills should be taken once a day from the 1st day of the menstrual cycle until the 21st day. 2 tablets can be taken together in case you missed the previous day.  Price: Rs. 60 for 21 pills/pack 3. Yasmin This oral contraceptive pill contains Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol. It helps to balance the estrogen levels and prevents the release of the egg from the ovary. Ovarian cysts and periods uneven cycles are also treated with these pills. (9) Dosage: Consult your doctor before usage. Book FREE appointment for gynecologist by clicking here.  Price: Rs. 434 for 21 pills pack 4. Centron Manufactured and marketed by Torrent Pharma LTD., Centron is a selective combination of estrogen receptors that help to avoid pregnancy. It is a non-hormonal, non-steroidal Contraceptive pill with minimum or no side effects. Ormeloxifene being an active ingredient, the pill is also claimed to treat uterine bleeding dysfunction. Dosage: Take 1 a week. Consult a medical professional before taking.  Price: Rs. 40 for a pack of 10 tablets 5. Bandhan This contraceptive pill is the most effective. Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol are the active ingredients present in the pill. Estrogen and progestin hormones are also present to restore the hormone levels and prevent the inhibition of egg to the uterus. It is a product of German Remedies Limited and contains .15 MG of Levonorgestrel and .03 MG of Ethinyl Estradiol. (10) Dosage: You should consult a gynecologist before taking the pill as women suffering from diabetes; migraine, non-diagnosed vaginal bleeding hypertension and mental illness should not take it. Price: Rs. 21 for a pack of 10 tablets The five oral contraceptive pills listed above are all available in most of the medical pharmacies in India. The hardest part is choosing the right pill as some may cause serious side effects. You should always consult a doctor before taking any of these pills.

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Missed Periods - Reasons for Delayed Periods, Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea

posted on Aug. 21, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
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It is a matter of shock when you miss your periods even after taking birth control pills regularly. How can it be possible to miss the cycles after taking all the precautionary measures? Many women get surprised and even get scared but they don't understand that due to birth control pills there can be chances of late period but not missed periods (unless you forgot your birth pills and you are pregnant). But if six weeks have already passed and you don’t have a period or menstrual cycle then it will be considered as a missed period or amenorrhea. However, It does not imply a woman is pregnant if she misses her period on birth control. Using birth control pills is a way of preventing pregnancy. However many women also use them to treat many medical conditions like PCOS PCOD. As the pill has different hormones it can affect the menstrual cycle of the lady. While some females might have lighter bleeding while others may skip their periods. This abnormal lapse in monthly cycles is known as amenorrhea. Apart from birth control pills, there are other reasons of missing periods. 1- Stress can affect the mind and body to a great extent. Excessive stress can actually impair hypothalamus functioning. 2- Change in eating habits and losing weight, can also interrupt the periods. If your weight is low or you are underweight then it may stop body from ovulating and maintaining the regular cycles as well. 3- Women with anorexia and bulimia are at more risk. 4- Long workout hours can also disrupt the hormone levels and stop your menstrual cycle. 5- Some women prefer to take birth control pills continuously like Yaz, Seasonale and Seasonique. If you are using these pills and taking active pills continuously for next three months followed by inactive pills in a week then you might notice spotting between the months and your period might occur only four times per year during the inactive pills session. When a woman says her period is late, she actually means her ovulation is late not the menstruation. Birth control is used for regulating woman's monthly cycle apart from preventing pregnancies. If you are on a birth control and have made any physical or emotional changes in your daily schedule, then it can affect your cycle and cause missed periods. Is Missed period an indication of being PREGNANT? There are still some chances of getting pregnant, even when birth control pills have been taken regularly and correctly. If you are sexually active and have noticed spotting or have missed periods, then you must immediately consult a doctor – to find the reason. Though missed periods can also happen due to imbalances of hormones – but still it would mean that the next period will occur for sure – though it may be delayed. However, it is important to check pregnancy especially if you have skipped or missed doses of medication. Off course you can perform home pregnancy tests but there are chances of false positives and false negatives, so you can never be sure. HCG Blood tests are perfect ways to test for pregnancy. Common symptoms of pregnancy are: 1- Missed Menstrual Cycle 2- Nausea 3- Frequent Urination 4- Breast Tenderness 5- Fatigue 6- Lower Backache Once you missed your periods, the above signs should develop in a week’s time. Though hormones regulate the menstrual cycle while being on pill you may get some type of bleeding in every 28 days. How birth control pills work? There are two types of birth control pills. The first is a man made form of female hormones i.e. estrogen and progesterone. While the other one is progestin-only mini pill. Though there is a notion that birth control pills prevents pregnancy but these pills are also helpful with menstruation problems as well as skin issues. Birth control pills help in preventing pregnancy in different ways: 1- By preventing ovulation 2- By blocking the sperm from reaching the egg - thickens the cervical mucus 3- By preventing the fertilized egg from implanting it down the uterine lining The bottom line is missing periods while taking birth control pills is not always a reason to worry. For easing up your mind you can either take home pregnancy test or visit your doctor for a HCG blood test.   Hope this article gave you an idea on the reasons behind missed periods while on birth control pills. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

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iPill - Find out Side effects, Uses, Risks, Precautions of the Birth Control Method

posted on Feb. 20, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
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In India, i-pill is not an emergency contraceptive method anymore, rather it is a way to prevent any unwanted pregnancy and explore the 'sex revolution' especially within teenagers and youth. Indian teenagers and youth started exploring the contours of sexuality to their best level since the emergence of pills in market like Durex i-pill, Unwanted 72 without realizing about the side effects it has on girl's health. About 65% of youngsters have unprotected sex and relies on these emergency i-pills. But they need to keep in mind that these i-pill or any emergency pill is not a contraceptive pill on which they can rely daily. But before starting to assume it as a miracle pill, one should know what the dangerous effects of these emergency contraceptive pills are. Every sexually active woman must know about the below facts and look for better and safe option. Side Effects of i-pill 1- First, try to understand they are just contraceptive tablets not an abortion pill. It can stop pregnancy but doesn't terminate it. So, i-pill is not effective if a woman is pregnant already. 2- Immediately after unprotected sex, consume the pill. It should be taken within 24 to 72 hours. Afterwards, pill is useless. These pills are effective only when taken on time. 3- It doesn't give protection against any STDs or HIV/ AIDS. 4- Consult before consuming any emergency contraceptive tablet if you are on long-term medication for any ailment. 5- Breast tenderness, delayed or irregular menstruation, nausea, lower abdominal ache, vomiting, headache are some of the side effects. 6- One must consult doctor before taking contraceptive i-pill who is allergic to Levonorgestrel (contraceptive pills). 7- These i-pills are used as an emergency contraceptive method. It should not be used regularly and is unhealthy if taken more than twice in a month. 8- I-Pill is safe for the females within the age group of 25 and 45. It is not suitable for teenagers. Since the rate of teenage pregnancy is increasing in India, so schools and colleges should start sex education campaign and educate the youth about harmful side effects of i-pill. 9- They are hormonal pills and its regular use can leads to severe menstrual problems or can even damage ovaries. 10- According to research of ISARC, these pills can reduce sexual interest, leads to skin allergies and prepone menstruation in some women. Some women complained about relentless headache due to hormonal imbalance.  11- Vaginal discharge experiences discharge while taking i-pill. It can range from increase to decrease in vaginal lubrication, change in the discharge nature and affecting the sexual intercourse. Seek medical help if you find any alteration in vaginal discharge. 12- Visual changes in contact lenses: Due to i-pill contraceptive pills, there are hormonal changes can occur and lead to fluid retention. This can affect the corneas to swell and change in shape. So, contact lenses may not fit comfortably if your corneas are swollen. Apart from contraceptive i-pill is also used for? The pill can also be consumed for non-contraceptive medical purposes for the following issues: 1- Irregular periods 2- Regulation of menstrual periods 3- Menorrhagia (heavy periods) 4- Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) 5- Endometriosis 6- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 7- Premenstrual dysphonic disorder (PMDD) 8- Acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth) and alopecia (hair loss) 9- Decreasing the risk of breast cysts, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) 9- Decreasing the chances of pregnancies in the fallopian tubes Risks and precautions involved while taking i-pill 1- Combination pills are slightly risky when we talk about cardiovascular side effects like heart attack, blood clots and stroke. Anyone with these issues history should avoid taking combination of birth control pills and talk to doctor for alternative method. 2- Women above 35 years of age and above who also smokes must avoid taking these pills. 3- Not recommended for person with liver or heart disease, uterine or blood cancer, migraines with aura or uncontrolled blood pressure.   Hope this article gave you an idea on i-pill. Apart from the basic details, this article has also included the side effects of i-pill Durex and what are the risks and precautions involved. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

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