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What Form of Birth Control Do You Use?

There are so many forms of birth control out there that it can make your head spin. Everyone has different needs, so the same choice may not work for all women.

You may be on the Pill to help alleviate painful periods or cysts. Or you may be using the NuvaRing because you can't remember to take the Pill. Hormones may not be right for you because you're worried about STIs or because you hate the annoying side effects, so you may be relying on condoms. If you don't want to have to think about your birth control, maybe you're loving the Shot or the Implant.

So tell me, what kind of birth control are you on?

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anke35 anke35 7 years
Abstinence since 2 years
saftynets saftynets 8 years
Condoms and no nasty side effects for my wife
saftynets saftynets 8 years
Condoms and no side effects
bscone bscone 9 years
I went on Nuvaring after my son was born three years ago and will never go back! The pill is such a hassle!!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
I hate the pill but I`m on it.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
condoms
MamaD MamaD 10 years
Don't anyone think you're weird if you are enjoying the no worry time of abstinence!!!!I was celibate for 2 years following my divorce and once I became active again it was like a fresh start!!! Luckily now we are past the years of having more children so my husband had a vasectomy! Talk about liberating!!!He spent a weekend on the couch watching football games with an ice pack, 20 years ago! It was the best $400 we ever spent!
areasontohope areasontohope 10 years
The pill. I've been thinking of other ways but I've been so busy and getting so distracted from the subject.
jnj213 jnj213 10 years
the nuvaring is wonderful and soooo easy
omilawd omilawd 10 years
I use condoms because of their price and accessibility, but I'm thinking of getting on the pill too.
Icequeen Icequeen 10 years
p.s. condoms are not an option
Icequeen Icequeen 10 years
HELP! i've been through hell and i'm quite back yet. I was on the pill from 16 - 27 (i'm 32 now). I had to stop because it drove me insane. i tried many different types but they more or less made me cranky, constantly hungry and fridgid. not a good combination, especially not in a relationship. then there was the ring but i got so sentimental (and fridgid) i would cry over everything (and i'm not the sentimental type). now i have the non-hormonal IUD and i feel better mentally but my body doesn't quite like it and my period is horrible. takes me out for a week. plus i don't feel orgasms really well anymore. i know my body and this isn't right. counting days is what i should be doing, but i don't wanna take that chance. children are not an option for the next 3-5 years. does anybody have advice for me? this is killing me, seriously. and my boyfriend isn't digging it either...
extremely_posh extremely_posh 10 years
I've been taking the pill since last January, both for safety and medical reasons (I used to lose too much blood in my periods and got anemia), and I love it. BTW, I didnt gain weight! In fact, I lost a few pounds...
jchristinee jchristinee 10 years
Non-hormonal IUD. The pill (Ortho Lo) completely wrecked my system and gave me a medical condition (atrophic vaginosis--not fun!!). I went to a specialist and he warned me that the pill has a lot of consequences that aren't entirely understood. If you are having problems on the pill, be careful! Some women are particularly sensitive to the hormonal changes that the pill causes.
Emma Emma 10 years
syrup
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
Nothing, Nada, Zippity do da.
artofshag artofshag 10 years
Depo....the weight gain is not as bad as everyone thinks it is and i dont get my period...yay!
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
Condoms and the sponge, i love the sponge!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 10 years
brandynicole730 - My husband and I used the rhythm method for two years and it worked for us.
geekygirl geekygirl 10 years
was a pill girl from age 19 til about 6 month ago (27 now) and now a total implanon convert
Romai Romai 10 years
I'm just realizing somebody's probably going to give me an STD lecture. Note that I don't sleep with people I'm not in a commited relationship with, so avoiding pregnancy is really my only concern.
Romai Romai 10 years
Abstinence now. I'm divorcing and there's no point in using anything else. Whenever I get back in my, uh, groove, I'll probably get an IUD.
JessBear JessBear 10 years
Sigh. I miss my NuvaRing. It ROCKED. But I don't have insurance at the moment...so we try to use as many OTC methods as possible.
jJuliet jJuliet 10 years
I got an IUD with hormones last year, and it's been great. I don't get a period or any hormonal fluctuations. I was on the patch before that, and all the hormones made me crazy and sick. I became a much nicer, more reasonable person after getting the IUD.
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