Contraception is an integral aspect of sexual wellness that greatly affects the daily lives of sexually active people. However, the responsibility of choosing a contraceptive method is often left to women, and not all contraceptives are suitable for everyone.
Sex educators, doctors, and nurses are responsible for providing women with appropriate information on contraceptive options that best match their health and lifestyle, as the various methods have the potential to affect health in subtle to severe ways. Not all women can tolerate hormones and would prefer alternatives to condoms and invasive methods such as intrauterine devices (IUD).
Currently, women have several options of hormonal contraceptives. These hormones can be delivered to the woman’s body through a pill, patch, vaginal ring, or injections. Even though these hormonal methods are effective, they may come with several side effects. The severity of these side effects ranges from mild to life-threatening. Some of the more common side effects include weight gain, fatigue, or sexual dysfunction, but in rare cases they may cause blood clots, heart attack, stroke, or even death.
Fortunately, the FemCap cervical cap can fill this void for women who prefer a more natural form of birth control. FemCap is a safe alternative and it is FDA and EU approved.
What is FemCap?
FemCap does not interfere with sexual pleasure or desire in either partner. The new device is controlled by the woman and provides continuous protection for 48 hours. FemCap is also instantly reversible when pregnancy is desired, and because it is non-hormonal, it is also compatible with breast-feeding.
Sexual educators, doctors, nurses, and the media are becoming much more responsive to women’s legitimate needs. Access to progressive, pleasure-based sex education and to a wide range of contraceptive devices empowers women to make informed decisions which enrich their sex lives, preserve their autonomy, and prioritize their health.