One of the biggest issues that many women have is deciding what type of birth control to consider. Whether a woman is married, in a relationship or single, birth control is a never ending issue that many women have to address. There are options for every need, so it’s a good idea to find out as much as you can before making the right choice for you.
Hormonal Birth Controls
This is an extremely common type of birth control and many women choose to use it. You’ll find it in the form of pills, patches, injections, or implants and in devices that can be inserted. This is one of the most convenient types of birth control, and it’s so flexible that it can be appealing to almost any woman.
In fact, hormonal birth controls are even available to use and prevent pregnancy, even if you have already had unprotected sex. The “morning after pill” has now been made available by the FDA over the counter, and it’s proven to be an affordable and effective option for many people.
What you should know: There are different types of hormones that are used in hormonal birth control methods, and there is the potential for negative side effects, so be sure to talk to your doctor about the potential risks or benefits of hormonal birth control to decide what will be the best option for you.
Non hormonal birth control
For women that aren’t thrilled about taking hormonal birth control, there are other options to choose from. In some cases, these options offer more control, but in other circumstances, non hormonal options are a little riskier.
What you should know: Many types of non-hormonal are also long term options such as tubal ligation; however, birth control such as condoms can be an effective way to avoid pregnancy the way that you want to.
Other things to consider
You likely know this already, but it’s necessary to keep in mind that not all forms of birth control protect against sexually transmitted diseases, so if you’re not in a monogamous relationship, you might want to consider that condoms are your best option for overall health.
If you are on another type of birth control and are not in a monogamous relationship, you will still want to continue to use condoms to ensure that you do not become infected with any STD’s.
No matter what your needs, there is a safe and effective birth control option for every woman, so take some time, talk to your doctor, and decide which choice will work the best for you.