My age is 19 years and 10 months. I will get married on 7 September in about 3 weeks, we plan to postpone pregnancy for several reasons. When do I start kb? Before marriage or after marriage?
To delay pregnancy can be done with contraception. There are many types of contraceptives. For those who have never had children and want to get pregnant immediately after stopping contraception, you can choose the option of birth control pills and condoms, if there are no problems waiting to get pregnant after stopping birth control, you can have birth control injections or implants. Women who already have children or have certain medical histories such as high blood pressure and migraines are advised to choose non-hormonal contraceptives such as IUDs and condoms.
What contraception do you want to use? In general, if you use hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, implants, birth control injections), you should start using them on 1-5 days of menstruation. This is so that after menstruation, the contraceptive device is active to prevent pregnancy. You can start using contraceptives before marriage.
If you use contraception after marriage, make sure you use a condom as long as you haven't used another contraceptive, and after using contraception, keep using a condom for the first 5 days as double protection. Hormonal contraceptives take an average of 5-7 days to be truly effective in preventing pregnancy.
You should consult about the contraceptive device you want to use with the nearest doctor or midwife.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y