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Pregnancy – What does it take?

It gives food for thought that 2/3 of all abortions are caused by not using or lack of knowledge and misunderstandings concerning the usage and security of methods for protection against pregnancy. This clearly shows that there is a need for information. It is our hope that this section may help.

A pregnancy arises as a consequence of four steps:

Step 1. In connection with intercourse, millions of sperm are evacuated into the woman’s vagina.

Step 2. From here, some of the sperm swim up through the uterus and up to the fallopian tube.

Step 3. Once a month, a ripe egg is released from the woman’s ovary. The egg is caught by the fallopian tube.

Step 4. In the fallopian tube, the sperm enters the egg – this is the actual fertilisation. The fertilised egg is transported from the fallopian tube to the uterus in the course of 3 to 4 days. In the uterus, the fertilised egg melts with the mucous membrane of the uterus and the placenta is formed.

The methods used for protection against pregnancy affects one or more of the four stages mentioned above. Under here you can see which steps the different methods affect:

Step 1. Condom, Discontinued intercourse. Male sterilisation.

Step 2. Diaphragm. Contraceptive pills. Spermicidal remedies. Mini-Pills. Coil. P ring. P-patch.

Step 3. Contraceptive pills. Safe periods. P ring. P-patch.

Step 4. Coil. Female sterilisation.

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