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LADIES ONLY: 5 ways to avoid pregnancy without abstaining from sex



Did you know? Withdrawal of the penis prior to ejaculation and periodic abstinence does not prevent pregnancy or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Getting frisky doesn’t have to be risky business. Not when there are many contraception methods out there to suit different needs. Contraception can be used to prevent pregnancy and some types will also protect you from sexually transmissible infections (STIs).

If you’re wondering how to prevent pregnancy without putting a stop to sex, keep reading. We have put together a list of five strategies to help you.

How To Prevent Pregnancy: Types Of Contraceptives

You might find yourself asking: Which method will be best for me and my lifestyle? Which method protects against STIs? What about the convenience of use? Possible side-effects? Cost? How effective will it be? Here’s a list of options to choose from. No matter your lifestyle, there’s something for you.

The Condom

The condom is the only form of contraception that protects you from most STIs and prevents pregnancy. You’ll find it on-demand, it is hormone-free and mobile enough to go with you wherever you go. And it comes in male and female varieties.

You roll the male condoms onto an erect penis. This way it acts as a physical barrier. It prevents sexual fluids from passing from you to your partner during sex. Right before sex, you place your female condom into the vagina. Based on typical use, the female condom is not quite as effective as the male latex condom and you may need some practice getting used to it.

Pros: It’s the best protection against STIs; it can be used on demand; it’s hormone-free.

Cons: It can tear or come off during sex if not used properly; some people are allergic to latex condoms.

The Oral Contraceptive Pill

It’s a little tablet taken once a day. There are a few different types of pills to choose from, so it’s about finding the one that’s right for you. The combined pill contains estrogen and progestin. But the mini pill contains only one hormone, progestin. The pill has many benefits, however remembering to take it on time is a must.

Pros: Highly effective when used correctly; permits sexual spontaneity and doesn’t interrupt sex; some pills may even reduce heavy and painful periods and/or may have a positive effect on acne.

Cons: Forgetting to take your pill means it won’t be as effective; only women can take the Pill; is not suitable for women who can’t take estrogen-containing contraception; it does not protect against STIs.

The pill is only available when you get a prescription from a medical professional so visit your local doctor.

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

This small, T-shaped device is made from materials containing progesterone or plastic and copper. A trained healthcare provider fits it inside your uterus. It’s a long-acting and reversible method of contraception. The IUD can stay in place for 3 to 10 years, depending on the type.

Some IUDs contain hormones that are gradually released to prevent pregnancy. The IUD is also an effective emergency contraceptive if your doctor inserts it within five days (120 hours) of your having unprotected sex.

IUDs containing coppers are 99% effective and the ones containing hormones are 99.8% effective. So you’re about as protected as you possibly can be by a contraceptive method.

Cons: You’ll have irregular bleeding and spotting in the first six months of use; you’ll need a trained healthcare provider for insertion and removal; it does not protect against STIs.

The Contraceptive Implant

With this method, doctors fix a small, flexible rod under the skin in your upper arm, releasing a form of the hormone progesterone. The hormone stops your ovary from releasing the egg. It also thickens the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the womb. The implant requires a small procedure using a local anesthetic to fit and remove the rod. You’ll need to replace the implant after three years.

Pros: Highly effective; doesn’t interrupt sex; is a long-lasting, reversible contraceptive option.

Cons: Requires a trained healthcare provider for insertion and removal; sometimes there can be irregular bleeding initially; it does not protect against STIs.

Some other instruments for how to prevent pregnancy:

The Contraceptive Injection: The injection contains a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen. Doctors inject your buttock or upper arm, and over the next 12 weeks, the hormone flows into your bloodstream.

Emergency Contraception Pill (The ‘Morning After’ Pill): The Emergency Contraception Pill prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex, the condom broke during sex, or rape. Called the ‘Morning After’ pill, it is actually effective up to five days after you’ve had unprotected sex.

Contraceptive Ring: This method consists of a flexible plastic ring in your vagina, constantly releasing hormones. It stays in place for three weeks, and then you remove it, take a week off then pop another one in.

Diaphragm: A diaphragm is a small, soft silicone dome. You place it in your vagina to stop sperm from entering the uterus. It forms a physical barrier between the sperm and your egg, like a condom.

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Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin’s Generous Act: Donates Over 30 Million Naira to Help Alleviate Soaring Food Prices in Nigeria (Watch Video)




Billionaire prophet and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry in Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, has given out over N30 million in charity to reduce the current economic crisis faced by the masses.

In a viral video on social media, Fufeyin, known for his philanthropic gestures, was seen giving out wads of cash to church members to ameliorate the rising price of food items in the country.

The humanitarian effort has caught the attention of netizens, capturing the hearts of many amid the current challenging times.

Fufeyin has emerged as a beacon of hope by extending a remarkable gesture of kindness towards struggling church members even as he stressed the need for well-meaning Nigerians to help assuage the challenges of the masses.

This spontaneous and substantial donation not only alleviated immediate concerns but also underscored Fufeyin’s deep empathy for those affected by economic hardship.

The response to Fufeyin’s act of benevolence has been overwhelmingly positive, with Nigerians taking to social media platforms to commend his compassion and selflessness. Amidst a climate of economic uncertainty and rising living costs, Fufeyin’s initiative has resonated deeply, sparking discussions about the importance of generosity and communal support during trying times.

Fufeyin expressed his motivation for the donation, citing a desire to alleviate the suffering of his church members and fellow Nigerians in tangible ways.

He emphasised the necessity of collective action in addressing societal challenges and urged others, particularly those in positions of influence, to contribute towards uplifting the less fortunate.

The impact of Fufeyin’s philanthropy extends beyond financial assistance, serving as a powerful reminder of the potential for positive change when individuals leverage their resources for the greater good of all.

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Big Dreams, is set to release his debut Single’s , ‘Vanity & Painful On January 26th




Delta State Born Singer, Big Dreams, is set to release his debut album,My Way ‘,’Coming Soon.

With they announcement of his two singles which are set to be released on 26 January 2024.

In the digital era of Afrobeats, the music superstar, Big Dreams, has established a name for himself thanks to a succession of great singles and collaborations.

They man of they moment has done great works, therefore this album will set a pathway to Greatness.

The musician made this announcement via his Twitter account. He characterized the album as everything he desires and all he stands for.


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Legendary singer, Kathy Brown diagnosed with stage four lung cancer



Legendary house music singer, Kathy Brown has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer with the disease spreading to her brain.

The American singer, 63, known for songs including Turn Me Out (Turn to Sugar) and Strings of Life (Stronger on My Own) was diagnosed late last year after being admitted to ICU in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.

Doctors performed surgery to try and reduce swelling in Brown’s brain – with the star currently undergoing a course of radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

Kathy’s daughter Chanta Joyner has set up a GoFundMe to fund medical expenses and monthly bills for the family.

Chanta wrote: ‘As the news is only just sinking in we are already facing the harsh reality of what this means for my mother – not only the physical and medical challenges but also the many financial ones.

‘Like most artists who have devoted their careers to dance music, without being able to perform LIVE there’s little to no chance of earning an income. My mother has poured her heart and soul onto stages and dance floors all over the world for more than thirty years, and now she needs your love and support more than ever.

‘My siblings and I are going to do everything we can to take care of her, but the costs we are facing with medical expenses and monthly bills are overwhelming.

‘My mom deserves the best care and comfort that money can buy. I know that she has thousands of fans all over the world who adore her voice and her beautiful spirit.

‘Please consider contributing to assist Kathy and get her through the weeks and months ahead. The London-based record label ‘Revival’ that she has recently been working with has offered to match contributions up to $10,000.

‘Let’s show my mom that the dance music community really is an extended family who keep each other lifted not only in the good times but the hard times too. Thank you for the love, support and many messages that you have been posting and sending to Kathy. I promise you that she sees every single one, and they mean so very much to her.

Brown originally found fame as the chart-topping lead singer of the group Praxis before having US dance hits on her own.

In 1999 she climbed to #4 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with Joy and in 2004 was the credited lead vocalist on the British act Soul Central’s Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own), a track that samples Rhythm Is Rhythm’s 1989 House classic.

Over the years she featured on dozens of house and club singles.

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