In terms of preventing pregnancy, a few of the most effective methods include IUDs, vaginal rings, and birth control pills. Each of these forms of birth control is over 99% effective when used appropriately.
Consider factors like personal comfort, side effects, and other associated risks when choosing a birth control method that's right for you. Talk with your doctor about whether you’re comfortable with using hormones, if you prefer more or less invasive methods, how you want to alter your monthly cycle and how much effort you’re willing to put into your birth control.
For example, if you have heavier periods with a lot of cramping, a hormone-based pill might be a good option worth considering. But if you don’t want to have to remember to take a pill every day, a vaginal ring may be a better option for you.
Side effects of birth control vary from woman to woman. Many women may experience positive side effects such as lighter periods with less painful cramps, clearer skin or lower risk of cervical and uterine cancers. On the other hand, a smaller amount of women may experience negative side effects including:
There's not conclusive evidence that birth control has a negative impact on fertility, and stopping birth control should allow you to get pregnant. Dr. Betre will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your birth control so you can find the method that's right for you.
Dr. Betre accepts most major insurances. This is a list of some of the major insurances we offer. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please feel free to call our office to confirm.