Empowering Women to Choose Methods and Forms of Birth Control
It was not long ago that it was considered illegal to either purchase or sell birth control or contraceptive products. When the birth control pill was first offered to the Canadian market, it was sold as a product for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle. The ban was finally lifted in 1969 when the federal government allowed the use of birth control products. This included condoms that come out from under drugstore counters, where they are being sold only to those who specifically asked for them. For men who have not undergone vasectomy, the condom proved to be the most effective option to avoid pregnancy. However, it is more often marketed as the best protection against the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
Today, a lot of options are being offered especially for women who want more control over their choice and use of different forms of birth control. Different forms of birth control are now readily available after major research and investments have been made by the giant pharmaceutical companies into the birth control product business.
Birth control pills have two types: the...