Pregnancy and Fertility BLOG

Some women desire to become pregnant and monitor their cycle for the best odds of conception. Some women don't. Pregnancy prevention methods have considerably evolved through time. Let us trace this evolution.

Pregnancy Prevention Methods from the 1960s to 1970s

The first pregnancy prevention methods have been developed as answers to the discoveries of research studies. These studies reported the downside of unwanted pregnancies and parenthood. Because of the findings of these researchers, there has been a development of pregnancy prevention programs. These programs provide social services and health education to pregnant women, both adolescents and adults. With the high number of unwanted pregnancies, researchers and experts have seen a need to develop pregnancy prevention methods and programs. These approaches are conceptualized to help moms-to-be limit the number of their children in order for them to have a happier family.

There are a lot of professionals who have specialized in educational strategies regarding family life and pregnancy. This education dwells more on primary prevention, with the assumption that it is better to engage in safe sex than get pregnant or get affected by sexually transmitted diseases. This is the reason why efforts on the first programs and methods of pregnancy prevention have been mainly about the expanded base of learning. This foundation of knowledge includes birth control methods like contraceptives and condoms. Not only do these methods prevent pregnancy, they also protect both partners from STDs. Education programs have not only been about stopping the women from getting pregnant but also to incorporate positive attitudes and ideas regarding birth control.

Pregnancy Prevention Methods in the 1980s

The professionals who planned pregnancy prevention programs have realized that sexually active female adults and adolescents require more than educational programs. They also need earlier interventions. The solutions for this finding fall on more comprehension regarding education on family life. However, women want more than just knowledge-based assistance and help. They also want to concrete ideas that will allow them to have more free time for their husbands and kids. In the past, pregnancy prevention programs provide information about stopping unwanted pregnancies. During this time, women are taught about the process of reproduction to teach them how it is that they get pregnant.

They are also taught the value of sexual abstinence and the use of contraception methods. The decade also brings in pregnancy avoidance strategies. These focused on heightened access to services and assistance on family planning. There has also been a development of special clinics for teenage moms.

Pregnancy Prevention Methods in the 1990s

During this decade, professionals have come up with new methods. These methods serve as responses to the epidemic of the immune deficiency syndrome. The pregnancy prevention strategies and programs in the 90s are also conceived to stop the spread of diseases that are transmitted through sexual intercourse. During the later years of the decade, experts tailored programs and preventive techniques to suit specific groups of females that are asking for assistance regarding unwanted pregnancies. Some of these women also want to learn ways on how not to get pregnant many times or how to limit the number of their children. The end of the decade has brought in more effective contraceptive pills. On the other hand, there is an encouragement of condom use. There are even some parts of the state that allow the use of abortive pills in special cases.