The primary advantage to using methods of artificial family planning is the vastly improved reliability such methods have over most of their "natural" counterparts. The Office of Population Affairs reports that of every 100 women who use oral contraceptives, only five are likely to become pregnant each year. The office goes on to note that the failure rate is even lower among women who take their pills according to directions.Know More
One method of "natural" family planning is the calendar, or "rhythm," method. This involves abstaining from unprotected sex for approximately nine days a month during the time a woman is most likely to conceive. This method fails approximately 24 percent of the time, according to the CDC. The Levonorgestrel intrauterine system IUD has only a 0.2-percent failure rate. Another method of birth control, involving a progestin-secreting implant, works without any effort for up to three years and has a failure rate of just 0.05 percent.
Protection against disease is another advantage of barrier methods of artificial contraception. Barriers such as latex condoms are not only effective at reducing the risk of pregnancy, but they provide effective protection against STDs such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV) and hepatitis B, according to About.com.Learn more about Pregnancy
The World Health Organization explains that the main advantage of family planning is that women and couples can avoid unwanted pregnancies, while the National Health Service warns that traditional family planning does not prevent against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. WHO advocates that with family planning, a woman can space out her pregnancies and limit her family size using different methods of contraceptives.Full Answer >
The main advantage of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, is that it allows women with serious reproductive issues to have their own biological children, according to the American Pregnancy Association. It helps women with ovulation disorders, blocked or removed fallopian tubes or other fertility problems to conceive children.Full Answer >
There are many disadvantages to teen pregnancy. It is correlated with lower education rates, higher poverty rates and lower infant and maternal health rates. However, there are also some advantages to a teen pregnancy. For some teens, becoming parents helps them get their lives in order and prepare for a financially stable adulthood.Full Answer >
The primary advantage of labeling students is being able to get them formal and informal assistance to improve their educational experience more easily. A primary drawback is that labels may shape the way a teacher interacts with the student, possibly creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that limits student success.Full Answer >