Tina and Dan-Birth Control Methods

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Tina and Dan are considering various birth control methods. They are a newly-wed couple who practiced abstinence before marriage and plan on starting their family with a year.
Choose possible methods of contraception for the couple and discuss the advantages and disadvantages they would need to consider at the point in their lives.

Due to the fact that Tina and Dan are newly-wed it would be safe to assume their sexual activities with each other will be plentiful. Considering the fact they practiced abstinence prior to their marriage, it should also be safe to assume they are both free from STI or HIV/AIDS. Under these circumstances I would recommend the birth-control pill.
The greatest advantage of using the pill, when used properly,
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There are a few disadvantages with the use of condoms and spermicide as contraception. Condoms may render sex less spontaneous. Condoms may also slip or tear, increasing the risk of contracting an STI or becoming pregnant; with the use of spermicide the chances of becoming pregnant lessen in this situation.
Some people may have an allergic reaction to the latex or spermicide. IN the case of an allergic reaction to spermicide, condoms without spermicide can be purchased and a supplement can be used.

Describe the male partner's role in choosing birth control in both of these scenarios.

In the scenario with Tina and Dan the most important role Dan can play is understanding and communication. However, in their case, planning is the major role for them to achieve the outcome both of them desire. Dan and Tina are doing all the right things. Dan can also suggest to Tina the use of condoms until the effectiveness of the birth control pill is assured.

In Linda's case her and her partner can take an active role in the use of the condom and spermicide. With both, Linda and her partner participating in the use and preparation of the condom, it can create or increase the sexual sensation and make the experience more erotic.

In each case communication is the most


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