How to Choose the Best Contraception Option For You
When you are determining which contraception option is best for you, the first thing you need to figure out is why you’re looking to start using it. This will help you figure out which category of contraceptive is more appropriate for you. For example, if you are looking to prevent pregnancy, you will have more options to choose from than if you are looking to prevent an STI.
During a contraceptive consultation, your provider will review this reasoning, your current medical conditions, and any concerns you have about making this change in your healthcare routine. Your age, sexual activity, and family planning ideas are also things that will be considered. Each form of contraception has different side effects, so it’s also important to be aware of those and how they could impact your overall health.
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Do you still have questions about starting contraception?
Like any medication, all contraceptive options can have side effects. Some include weight gain, hormone changes, and changes to your menstruation cycle.
Yes. Some birth control options allow you to menstruate more infrequently than normal, or can even be used to “skip a period.” It’s always important to talk to your doctor about doing this before you try.
If you are ready to try to conceive, you can stop using contraceptives at any point.
If you want to stop taking birth control, always consult your doctor first. You may experience irregular menstruation, hormone fluctuation, and changes in your mood after you stop using contraception.