Hormone-free contraception

When you search for the most suitable contraceptive method, you should consider several aspects.

Some of these aspects are the regularity of your sex-life, who takes the contraceptive measures, which method is most suitable for your daily routine, and an essential aspect is whether it is a hormonal or non hormonal method (Hormone free).

It is important for you to be aware about the options; if you choose hormone-free contraception

It could be that you do not wish interference with the natural functioning of your body, or, are planning to get pregnant soon, and you want to wait for your body to regain its natural balance after having taken the hormonal tablet for a while, or

when hormonal contraceptives are not advised or recommended by your physician .

Cervical cap

Cervical cap is a latex cap, that fits onto the cervix without medical aid; it acts as a barrier to sperm, it can be easily instructed on how to fit it onto the neck of the womb before sexual intercourse, and removed a couple of hours after intercourse. This method is not widely used in Hungary.


The coil is usually recommended for women who have already given birth. It is an intrauterine device, inserted into the womb; it prevents the embedding of the fertilized egg. Only a specialist can insert it and remove it.


Spermicides are available over the counter in pharmacies. These products destroy the sperms in the vagina, thus preventing the fertilization of the egg.
They are available in various forms as vaginal creams or vaginal suppositories.

Pharmatex spermicides, marketed by Sager Pharma are hormone-free alternatives in birth control. For more information click here.


An advantage of using a condom is that besides contraception, in case of proper use, it also provides protection against sexually transmitted diseases.

Interrupted intercourse

This method is not fully reliable.

Calendar-based contraceptive method

You should be clearly aware of your menstrual cycle to use it properly. Ovulation occurs usually 14 days prior to the first day of the forthcoming menstruation. You should refrain from sexual intercourse 2 to 3 days prior to and following ovulation. You should be aware of the fact that it can vary even individually by several days.

You are given an introduction to contraception by the description of the above methods. Before you start using any of them, you should consult a healthcare professional to advise which is the best contraceptive method is for you.

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