3 Things To Consider When Choosing Birth Control

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It's time to choose a new method of birth control, but with so many options, how exactly do you make that choice? Your future plans, your present circumstance
Quoted From: https://www.rosemedicalgroups.org/blog/3-things-to-consider-when-choosing-birth-control

"Finding effective, safe contraception that helps you plan your family is easier than ever. But with so many choices available, choosing the best type of birth control for you is actually more complicated.

The expert medical practitioners at Rose Family Practice and Urgent Care Medical Group in Portland, Oregon, help you whittle down the choices to find the contraception that matches your present needs and future desires. Here are three questions you can use to help you narrow down which type of birth control is best for you today:

1. Do you only need birth control once in awhile?
If you only need contraception intermittently, then a barrier method might work best for you. Barrier methods prevent the sperm from reaching your egg, so that they can"t fertilize it. Barrier methods are also easily portable, so you can carry them with you wherever you go. You remove barrier birth control shortly after intercourse.

Two barrier methods have the advantage of protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), too: the male condom and the female condom. Condoms should be used with most other forms of birth control to keep you safe.

Choose from:

Male condoms (85% effective)
Female condoms (79%)
Diaphragm with spermicide (88%)
Cervical cap (71% to 86%)
Birth control sponge (76% to 88%)
Barrier methods can be discontinued at any time if you want to become pregnant."

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