There are a number of contraceptive devices on the market to help in preventing pregnancy today. The main issue with so many options has become an issue of which one to choose, not if we should choose one. Each of these contraceptive devices offers a degree of prevention against pregnancy, through none are 100%.
There are a few options when it comes to contraceptive devices, but only one of them is made to be used by men, where the other three options is used to be made my women. The one option for men is condoms, These are a cylinder shaped cover for the penis made out of latex, rubber or gut lining. These are widely available through stores over the counter, and online. They do not take a lot of skill to wear, and does not require a doctors written prescription. Another contraceptive device available on the market is called an IUD. This is a rod that is injected into the woman's arm and is replaced every couple of months. This does need to be placed in by a health care professional, and time while on it monitored by a health care professional. Another option on the market is a vaginal ring, which of course is worn by a woman. This is worn for a period of three weeks at a time, at which point another one is placed in a week later. This is a form of birth control that does need to be prescribed by a health care professional.
There is another option on the market, a diaphragm. This is a dome shaped plastic device that is placed over the cervix and can be worn for up to six hours. This is another form of birth control device that does need to be prescribed through a health care professional. The next option for contraceptive devices available is an intrauterine device. This is a T shaped device that is placed in the uterine by a health care professional and replaced either every year, or every ten years.