Short acting contraceptives are a category of contraception methods that are user dependent and need to be taken on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They are very effective form of contraception against unplanned pregnancies when used correctly.
Short-acting contraception includes hormonal methods such as the pill, the patch, the ring, and non-hormonal methods such as condoms, spermicides and the diaphragm.
Methods of this contraceptive category require you to think about using or taking them regularly or each time you have sex.
They are reversible, meaning that once you stop using them the contraceptive effect wears off quickly and women can become pregnant as rapidly as those ones who have used no contraceptive at all.
Find out more about these short acting methods below:
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