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World Contraception Day: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: January 06, 2022


World Contraception Day: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

This article presents the best World Contraception Day quotes, wishes, messages, images, dates, history, significance, interesting facts, theme, and everything you want to know about World Contraception Day.

Contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy. Many couples who are not ready for a family can adopt various methods of contraception available in the market. However, not everyone has the knowledge to choose the right method. Therefore, to provide everyone information about the types and usage of contraceptive options, the government has dedicated 26th Sep to promote awareness events about contraception and named it as “World Contraception day”. 

History of World Contraception Day

The WCD, which is abbreviated as world contraception day, was first celebrated on 26th Sep in 2007. The same day is observed every year to spread awareness to the young couples, health professionals and related individuals about the pros and cons of contraception to assist in healthy decision making. 

Significance of World Contraception Day

The day’s declaration aims to facilitate women, couples, related family members and health professionals to analyze the pros and cons of birth and as well as the contraception methods available in society and thereby make decisions without faltering health and financial status of the concerned individuals.

World Contraception Day 2022 Date

  • When is World Contraception Day 2022?

World Contraception Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Monday, 26 September.

  • World Contraception Day dates for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026

Year Weekday Date Name
2022 Mon 26 Sep World Wetlands Day
2023 Tue 26 Sep World Wetlands Day
2024 Thu 26 Sep World Wetlands Day
2025 Fri 26 Sep World Wetlands Day
2026 Sat 26 Sep World Wetlands Day

Contraceptive Types

There are various methods of family planning and birth control methods depending on their use and validity. A few of them are listed below. 

1. Male and female condoms

2. Contraceptive sponges

3. Spermicides

4. Diaphragms

5. Cervical caps

6. Oral contraceptive pills

7. The contraceptive Implant

8. The contraceptive injection

9. Emergency contraception – Copper-bearing intrauterine device (IUD), Emergency contraception Pill (ECP) 

10. Contraceptive patch

11. Vagin*l ring

12. Sterilization - sterilization implants, tubal ligation, Vasectomy

Benefits of Contraception

Let us know a few benefits of using contraceptives as a part of family planning. 

  1. Few of the hormonal pills lighten period cramps
  2. Birth control pills prevent PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) in a few women. 
  3. Early pregnancies - Teens who indulge in sexual intercourse can avoid pregnancy and thereby reduce the risk of having low-weight babies, premature death and differently-abled children. 
  4. Blocks STD - Usage of contraceptives prevents the spread of sexually transmitted diseases if any of the parties are infected. 
  5. Population control - The world is welcoming new members into its family every day, due to which the population has reached billions in number today. Partners who do not wish to have babies indirectly contribute to population control by not bringing another soul into the populated world. 
  6. Privilege to choose the right time: Most ambitious couples wish to fulfil their aims without distractions such as additional responsibilities of their offspring. Contraceptives are a boon to such individuals as these methods delay pregnancy. 
  7. Reduces poverty: Increasing population in backward classes drags the line of poverty even more because of the financial inadequacy of the family to feed and provide basic facilities such as education, food, treatments to be the newborns. 
  8. Period regulation: Few of the birth control pills even remove the irregularities in the menstrual cycle and thereby relieve anxiety and hormonal problems. 
  9. Prevention of diseases: Proper use of contraceptives prevents ovarian cancer, diseases related to the uterus, v*gina, breasts and other private parts of the body. 
  10. Disposable: The barrier method of contraceptives can be disposed of after sexual intercourse.
  11. Reduction in abortions: Couples who have missed to use barrier type of contraceptives at the time of sexual intercourse can use emergency pills and avoid abortions.

Side Effects of Contraceptives

As it is said, everything has its advantages and disadvantages, the same way even the use of contraceptives has certain loopholes. Let’s have a glance at them.

  1. Breakthrough bleeding: A certain portion of the female population may experience sudden v*ginal bleeding because of the hormonal imbalance caused by the birth control pill.
  2. Nausea: Few women even experience nausea for a prolonged time post intake of pills
  3. Affect breasts: Change in size of breasts or tenderness in breasts may be observed for a short period of time due to birth control pills.
  4. Changing birth control pills have proven to cause acne and irregular periods.
  5. Based on the dose of the combination birth control pills, changes in hormones level cause migraines and headaches in a few individuals.
  6. Change in body weight: According to a published article on WebMD, certain individuals may gain or lose weight due to the intake of certain types of birth control pills.
  7. Mood swings: Alteration of hormones level due to the use of contraceptive pills may cause unusual mood swings.  
  8. Sex drive: The change in hormones caused by pills can unreasonably increase or decrease the sex drive of individuals.
  9. According to a study by familyeyecareofgeneva website, few ladies may face thickening of corneal tissues or may have blurry vision due to the hormones in the contraceptive pills. 
  10. Certain birth control pills increase blood pressure, risk of hypertension and may even lead to a heart attack in a few females.
  11. Birth pills may even cause cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.  
  12. Women who are above the age of 35 years and are heavy smokers are at a high risk of developing complications from the use of birth control pills. 
  13. Usage of spermicide and diaphragm may increase the risk of Urinary tract infections. 
  14. Chemicals used in spermicides may even cause irritation in the v*gina. 
  15.  Tubal ligation may cause bleeding and damage to the blood vessels of the v*gina. 
  16. The purpose of Vasectomy may fail in certain individuals, and those individuals may still be fertile and pregnate women.   
  17. There are chances of the condoms being split during sexual intercourse and cause pregnancy. 

IUDs carry the risk of bleeding for a few women along with perforation of the uterus.

Celebration of World Contraception Day

World contraception day is carried out every year with an agenda to spread information over the world and educate everyone about contraception. Campaigns, interviewing the general public to test their knowledge and share information, posts on social media and webinars are the most common events held on world contraception day.

Interesting Facts about Contraception

  1. There is a website dedicated to support families regarding their birth control decisions, an International Conference on Family planning.
  2. According to an article published on PennMedicine, Vasectomy has a success rate of 99%.
  3. Birth control pills prevent pregnancy but not STD. Condoms must be used to avoid STDs; HIV.
  4. Women aged between 15 and 49 years old used contraceptives in the US.
  5. India was the first country over the globe to successfully launch a birth control programme in 1952.
  6. The first birth control pill was named Enovid.
  7. As per the National rural health mission’s document published on sterilization, Vasectomy was first tested on a dog by Cooper.
  8. There is a myth that women who indulge in sexual intercourse during the period can avoid pregnancy. It’s not true. Eggs can sometimes be released much earlier, and this raises the scope for sperm to fuse and lead to pregnancy.

Contraceptives may seem complicated to use for the first time or scary after gaining the knowledge about disadvantages, but proper consultation and follow up with doctors reduce the risk of complications and may smoothen the path to safe birth control.

Contact the right medico, get the right treatment and have a smooth journey!


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