World Contraception Day - September 26
Tue Sep 26th

World Contraception Day

Every year on September 26th, World Contraception Day raises concerns about abortion and safe sex. The day also helps younger generations to make informed decisions about sexual health.

Birth control is a relatively recent development, according to many. However, both men and women as far back as 3000 BC used various methods to prevent pregnancy. Ancient Egyptian men in 3000 BC had invented the first condom. Women in 1850 BC were using a pessary to prevent pregnancy. To kill sperm, this contraceptive device was attached to the vagina. The pessary contained a mixture of crocodile dung, honey, and sodium carbonate.

During the years, many other people have attempted to produce their own contraception. People also used Lysol to prevent pregnancy, which should never be used on or inside the body. The FDA approved the first birth control pill in 1960. However, the first forms of oral birth control were accompanied by high doses of blood clots. Since then, the pill has been refined and is now one of the most popular methods of condomation for women. Tubal ligation is the most common method used by women to prevent pregnancy. About 219 million women around the world opt for this method, also known as getting "tubes tied." Condoms, IUD, and the tablet are among the many contraceptive drugs that have over 100 million users around the world include condoms, IUD, and the pill.

Other than preventing pregnancy, one form of condomulation also helps prevents sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million STDs are reported every day. Approximately 376 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis each year are identified. All of these STDs are prevented by condoms and abstinence.

How to celebrate #worldcontraceptionday

On this day, family planning organizations host activities to inform the general public about the benefits of contraception. These organisations give out free condoms as a result of increasing awareness of the various forms of condoms. The family-planning-themed trivia, person-on-the-street interviews about family planning, displays of condoms worldwide, and contraceptive-themed costume parties were among the festivities.

To participate:

  • Volunteer for your local family planning group
  • Learn more about the various forms of condom used around the world
  • Educate your children on the benefits of safe sex and abstinence

#WorldContraceptionDay is a hashtag on social media. Spread the word for this day on social media with #WorldContraceptionDay.

The first world contraception day is a landmark in history

In 2007, ten international family planning organisations united to create World Contraception Day. They set out to promote safe, efficient, and preferred family planning options and condomation techniques. In addition, 15 NGOs around the world, as well as several scientific and medical societies, all support this day.