HELP: "Will bicarbonate of soda help me not fall pregnant"

By Faeza
05 May 2017

Anonymous from Klerksdorp:

I’m looking for a birth control alternative. Pills make me dizzy, while the injection

makes me gain weight. I’m using bicarbonate of soda. How good is it for birth control?

Dr Eve responds:

Bicarbonate of soda is not a contraceptive, it’s a food product. And I hope you are

not putting it inside your private part as this will cause harm to it. You must go to the clinic and get proper contraceptive advice, available options and their side effects so you can choose which method will be best for you. And, of course, there are condoms, which

are safe and effective.