Contraception works conveniently for various couples that wish to use it. For married couples that intend to have children, it is advised that they use pills that are taken by a woman. These pills enable her to stay fertile and avoid pregnancy until a desired time. During this time, the woman stops the pill in order to conceive. After the first child, she will continue on the pill until the next time she wishes to have another child. This allows couples to space their children reasonably. Tina and Dan should take into consideration these kind of contraception. The couple might later take up permanent contraception methods such as vasectomy when they are certain that they need not more children.
Linda, on the other hand, should consider condoms as means of contraception. This is because she seeks to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Inasmuch as she might have intercourse with only the men she dates on a long term, she should realize that such men may not be exclusive in their affairs with her. When Linda settles down with one partner, she may then decide to take up another means of contraception which she will have discussed with such partner. It is necessary to involve both partners in the decision of contraception in order to strengthen the bond between them. Firstly, each individual has to be comfortable with the suggested contraception method. This will take into consideration both his or her reproductive health as well as her psychological health. Furthermore, the responsibility falls on both parents. In the event that one is infected with a STD, it is important for him or her not to infect his or her partner.
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