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No Method

When no method is used, the risk of an unplanned pregnancy is very high. It is expected that for every 100 sexually active women who are not using a method 85 will become pregnant within one year. Women who plan their pregnancies have a better opportunity to be in control of their health and provide for a healthy pregnancy by eating well and avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Advantages of not using any method to avoid unplanned pregnancy include:

  • There are no advantages and the risk is great.

Possible disadvantages and side effects of not using a method include:

  • Dealing with many life altering consequences of an unplanned pregnancy.
  • No protection from HIV/AIDS or other STDs such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, warts, hepatitis, or HPV.

Possible health risks include:

  • The health risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth vary from person to person.

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