Birth control is and has always been one of the
most celebrated and controversial topics in the history of man. It is
because in almost all eras and generations, people have always had
opposing beliefs on it.
In the bible after the great flood that wiped out almost all of human
existence, God made a promise that no matter what happens he will not
ever again destroy what he created. He also told Noah and his children
to go forth and multiply.
Now I donít know if the idea was to populate the world or just simply
multiply without thinking about anything but one thing is for sure. We
are successful in multiplying fast. In the United States alone
population is expected to grow up to 12 million births in 2025, some
people think that we still have a long way to go until 2025 but when
you think about it how many infants are born every year and with the
rapidly depleting resources that we have here on our planet just
imagine what could happen in 2025.
People have become conscious of this reality a long time ago, in fact
people as far as the age of ancient Egypt have become aware of the
drastic effect of a growing population and depleting resources. Ancient
Egyptians have the earliest records of recorded instructions on how to
make contraceptive pessary. Other early forms of contraceptives are
coitus interruptus and ingestion of herbs that are believed to be
Though the threats of overpopulation are real, the concept of birth
control still remains to be one of the taboos of modern society.
Advocates, religious organizations and private citizens that are
against birth control call it an abomination of what God has given. But
even with the antagonism of some people, it has stopped the rise and
move of birth control.
In present times, to balance out the grievances of the pro-birth
control sector and the anti-birth control sector, a truce has been
drawn between the two and they left the decision to the people. Because
of this development people can now freely choose which method they like
There are a lot of methods of birth control available to people
There are two kinds of birth control approaches available to couples,
first one is the artificial method (this is he method that is raising
controversy in some sectors) and the Natural method (said to be where
Pro and Anti compromised) both methods can be learned and applied any
time during the course of the couples relationship.
Some of the commonly known artificial methods are Physical method,
barrier method, hormonal, intrauterine method and Ormeloxifene (Centchroman).
These methods involve intake of hormones that hinder the sperm from
reaching the egg cell, using a physical barrier to prevent the transfer
of sperms and operating on the reproductive organ to divert the pathway
the sperm of the egg cell is taking.
These are the methods that some anti-birth control advocates call
playing God, since we deviate the natural occurrence from happening.
Natural birth control is also available to people who do not believe
that science should dip their fingers in the natural ways of man. Some
of the methods include behavioral methods, fertility awareness, coitus
interruptus, avoiding vaginal intercourse and abstinence during fertile
Natural or artificial the important thing about birth control is not
how people do it but why, if you take a look at our present situation
some families barely make enough to get their children through high
Some families are too broke to afford three square meals a day. Without
a doubt birth control is needed in our present society for us to
provide the next generation a better future.