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Week Seven DQ 1 Based on the information in your textbook, how do decisions regarding birth control affect reproductive health? Most of the birth control products have several side affects, including the possibility of temporarily or permanent losing the ability to reproduce later on life when couples may decide to have a family. Surgical birth control methods can also prevent women form getting pregnant permanently. Studies have shown that using Spermicides as birth control will not prevent some STIs, such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HIV. Frequent use of these Spermicides that contain nonoxynol 9 has shown to cause irritation and breaks in the mucous layer or skin of the genital tract, creating a point of entry for viruses and bacteria that cause irritation. Using Spermicides containing the nonoxynol 9 can also increase the risk of urinary tract infection. Using the diaphragm as birth control can increase the risk of toxic shock syndrome. This condition is a
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Unformatted text preview: result from multiplication of bacteria that spread to the bloodstream and cause high fever, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid drop in blood pressure. Hope, You are correct; the use of spermicides can have a negative effect, and can cause irritation for some users. Since there is no evidence that using a spermicide with condoms reduces the risk of pregnancy, it may be better for some individuals to use lubricate on the condoms instead of the spermicides to reduce the risk of catching diseases. Carol, I agree with you, it is very important to get all the facts about any method first, and then decide which one is best suited depending on each individual circumstances, like age, health, allergies, and any existing diseases. Knowledge about all the side affects is very crucial to reduce any risks involve in taking any of these precautions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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