Contraception methods, which is right for you?
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|Fri, 11-19-2010 - 2:47pm|
Choosing a method of birth control is a very personal decision and it’s always best to decide in consultation with your health care provider. There is no 100% effective method except abstinence and the biggest cause of contraceptive failure is user error. When choosing a contraceptive method, consider the following points, to decide which method would be a good choice for you.
Can you remember to take the Pill at the same time every day? It is very important to take your pills on time to retain their effectiveness. If you have problems remembering then a lower maintenance hormonal choice would be the patch (Ortho Evra) changed weekly, or the ring (NuvaRing) changed monthly or Depo Provera, an injection given every 13 weeks or the single rod implant Implanon which is effective for 3 years.
Can you afford the cost of hormonal - includes patch and ring - contraceptives on a regular basis? Without insurance or discounted most hormonal methods cost about $45 U.S. per month ($1.60 U.S. per day).