A woman who wants to use a vaginal birth control pill to prevent pregnancy is in luck because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new guide that teaches women how to safely insert the pill during childbirth.
“This new guide offers women a safe, non-contraceptive option for using the pill while having sex,” the CDC said in a news release Monday.
The CDC said the new guidelines are available on the agency’s website.
It says the information was developed in collaboration with health-care providers, women’s health advocates, the National Health Service Corps and other stakeholders.
The CDC recommends that women use a condom for all forms of sexual activity during vaginal birth.
“Vaginal birth control is the safest way to prevent unintended pregnancy,” said Dr. Jessica P. Vacco, chief of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention.
“Using a birth control method that is safe and effective for the entire birth process can have a significant impact on your overall health, including reducing the risk of STDs during pregnancy and childbirth.
For women who are considering vaginal birth, we encourage you to talk to a health care provider about this important option.”
Pregnant women should use the most recent edition of the “I am a Mother” birth control guide, which was released in April.
The updated version is more accurate and more complete, according to the CDC.
It’s available at https://www.cdc.gov/birthcontrol/IAMAMS-Birth-ControlGuide.pdf.
Pregulations on vaginal birth can be found on the federal government’s website at http:/www.cbsnews.com/sections/women-health/health-and-safety/federal-government/babies-infant-birth-rates-are-low-as-calls-rise/ .
Birth control options are also available through health insurers.