Know the history and significance of World Contraception Day.

World Contraception Day is celebrated every year on September 26 with the aim of spreading awareness about family planning and limiting the world's population. Every couple has the freedom to choose when they want to become parents. In such a situation, it is important to make women aware of how they can avoid unplanned pregnancy. Apart from family planning, contraception also prevents HIV/AIDS and other sexual infections. Condoms, birth control pills, emergency contraceptive pills, IUCDs (intrauterine contraceptive devices) such as copper tea and injectable contraceptives are some of the popular contraceptives.

History of World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day was first observed on September 2007 in 26. It was celebrated by 10 family planning agencies around the world to spread awareness about contraception and help couples decide when they can start a family. After this, every year this day is celebrated through various programs around the world.

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Importance of World Contraception Day

The use of contraception can reduce the mortality rate by 40%. In addition to options and hygiene, contraception protects against other sexual infections. It can also help fight HIV and AIDS. Contraception can also help shape the future of girls who can get an education, build a career and succeed in their careers as they can prevent unplanned pregnancy. This also helps them to have more control over their body.

Types of contraceptives

Hormonal contraceptive methods

Oral pills or implants, patches or vaginal rings are common contraceptive methods. They release a small amount of one or more hormones that prevent ovulation.


These devices are inserted into the uterus where they release either a copper component or a small amount of the hormone (levnorgesterol) to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.

Emergency contraception

After unprotected sex or if contraception has failed, it is possible to prevent pregnancy with a pill or IUD. There is five days time for this.


Using condoms creates a barrier that prevents sperm and eggs from meeting.


It is considered a permanent method that blocks sperm in men and eggs in women.

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