Modern contraception is safe and effective. The most commonly used methods are:
- The Pill – must be taken every day and can be affected by certain antibiotics as well as by diarrhoea, but used correctly offers 99%+ reliability. Claimed to cause weight gain but in truth this is minor and limited. Very few side effects for most women.
- Injections – administered every 2 or 3 months, these are a good option for women who struggle to take the Pill reliably. Also offer 99%+ reliability. Often causes irregular periods initially and no periods later. Very few side effects for most women.
- Condoms – used perfectly, offer 98% reliability but in real-world use, offer 80-90% reliability at best.
Unplanned pregnancy is really not necessary given the availability of these effective options.