Unplanned pregnancy is a curse for couples so that precautionary steps that can be boned must be availed. In case you are trying to avoid pregnancy the most viable option is to go for contraception. This will not only avoid the risk of unprotected sex where as it will also lower the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Refraining from sex, reliable contraceptives are good options to prevent pregnancy. Some other methods involve use of birth control pills with proper instructions, monitoring of patches, precautions like vaginal rings or shots for women. Every time you have sex you must use contraceptive sponges if you are going for barrier method. Use of fresh with proper instruction of male and female condoms and cervix covers like diaphragms and cervical caps can be good prevention methods.
Implantable uterine devices, sterilization methods like tubal ligation (tubectomy) for women and vasectomy for men are also good and viable option to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Going for safe sex not only protect you from unplanned pregnancy but at the same time it also protects you from sexually transmitted diseases. Sex education to teens along with women in rural areas are necessary because lack of proper education ends up in unplanned pregnancy.