What are you using for Birth Control?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
What are you using for Birth Control?
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 11:12am
Which birth control method are you currently using? The pill (please share). The mini-pill (please share). Condoms or condoms and spermicide. The patch. The shot. The Today Sponge. Natural family planning or fertility charting. The rhythm method. A diaphram. Nuvaring An IUD (please share). Other, please share.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2003
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 4:59am
I have the copper IUD.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2004
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 1:58am

I'm on the nuvaring and have been for the past four years. Since I have a mild case of poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, my gynecologist wants me on birth control regardless if I'm in a sexual relationship or not. so that I "give my ovaries a rest" and not ovulate. I love that with the nuvaring I don't have to worry about taking my pill at the same time everyday or about the side-effects of doubling up on a day after I missed a pill.

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Registered: 07-07-1998
Tue, 12-28-2010 - 10:29am
I've heard from a lot of people that are pleased with NuvaRing. I think if I were going back on hormonal birth control after this baby, I would consider that as well. I'm not a fan of taking pills every day either. :)