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What Type of Birth Control Do You Use?

If you're not leaving the number of children you bear up to chance like Josh and Anna and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, then most couples use some form of birth control to limit the number of their offspring or to space their babies out. From the rhythm method to rubbers, there are lots of options. Which do you use?


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Moms Moms 8 years
Greggie — We added "other" so people could write in options we didn't have space to include. It doesn't mean we deemed them any less important.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I currently have the Mirena IUD which I love. Don't have to think about it at all. Hoping at the end of 5 years we will decided on who's going in for the more permanent fix.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
runningesq runningesq 8 years
the pill, and I've been on it for 10 years. going off of it in Dec though ...
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I will adamantly argue that FAM/NFP is nothing like the Rhythm Method. The only thing in common is counting, but you count in FAM/NFP with guidance and symptoms, not just random "28 days."
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I'm on nuvaring at the moment, but I agree with the posters about the use of the term "rhythm method". it's outdated. NFP/FAM should replace it (even though I have taken a course in FAM and also would argue that it's nothing like the "rhythm method" of old).
ang1885 ang1885 8 years
None! We're trying to get pregnant!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
Greggie, since switching I've become really annoyed by that too. :)
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It's seriously annoying that these polls always include "The Rhythm Method" but not NFP/FAM. They're not the same and yet even though many members have stated their use of NFP/FAM it's always left out.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
Before I decided to get pregnant (and did), we did the natural family planning. Very effective for not getting pregnant, very effective if you want to aswell seeing you know right when you ovulate.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
The pill and condoms. Not trying to have a baby any time soon, so I like to be extra protected, lol.
turdy turdy 8 years
nuva ring, it's the best!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I am exactly the same as Kia
mizliz129 mizliz129 8 years
I used YAZ and Ortho-Tricyclin Lo before that. I liked both of them but prefer Yaz.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Hubby had a vasectomy after the birth of our last child.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
none, hence the trying to get preggers right now.
kia kia 8 years
I recently went off hormones and am giving FAM (fertility awareness method) and condoms a shot these days.
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