Frequently Asked Questions – Birth Control

Choosing the right birth control (contraceptive) method is a very personal decision. There are several options available and only you and your partner can decide which one is right for you. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a woman to change her birth control method several times throughout her reproductive years. The considerations to keep in mind when choosing a contraceptive method are:

  • How effective the method is.
  • How likely you are to use it, i.e. will you use it if you have to put it in place every time? Can you remember to take a pill every day?
  • Safety
  • Cost
  • Protection against sexuality transmitted disease
  • Reversibility

Most contraceptive methods take commitment so make sure you understand the method you have chosen before you begin.

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