How do you know which bc method is best for you?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
How do you know which bc method is best for you?
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 9:31am

How do you know which method of bc is best? Do you test them out?

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:26am

Hi Z,

I think it is a completely personal choice according to preferences and lifestyles. There are quite a few choices these days and I'm sure you can find something that works well for you. Discussing it with your partner and doctor may help in your decision. 

I've found some information for you that may help: 16 Ways to Customize Birth Control


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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 3:16pm

One important item is can you follow the directions exactly as perscribed?  I have had ,may friends wo have had problems taking the pill or with other forms of birth control.  Many forms are not the same in the field as in the lab.  So you have to learn much about your self.  I always suggest additional protection: sponge,condom etc. My friends usually opt for more than one..  Soon there will be male birth control too which will help.