Birth Control And Your Lifestyle

Birth control types to fit your goals
Look at your goal in the future would you still want to have a child five or ten years from now? If yes, then there are a lot of different reversible birth control options such as the hormonal methods, the barrier methods, the intrauterine device, and the natural methods to help temporarily prevent pregnancy until such a time that you’re ready for the responsibility. For people who already have children and think that they don’t want any more, there are permanent birth control measures such as sterilization vasectomy for men, and tubal ligation for women.

Family planning methods that conforms to your daily lifestyle
Let’s face it, we live in a fast-paced world where every cent you earn is important.  Intrauterine devices (IUD) and hormone injections work well because they don’t require for a regimen to be done daily and you only have to change the IUD every few years, and you only have to get a new hormone shot every three months.

Take your lifestyle habits into consideration
Certain habits may interfere with the effectivity of certain contraceptive measures. For women over thirty-five who smoke, using the hormonal method may be out of the question as it increases their risks of certain diseases, like cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. Also, women with asthma who take bronchodilators may decrease the effectivity of the birth control pill and increase their risks of having surprise pregnancies.

Choosing the right birth control should not be based on just how much it’ll cost you, you must also think of how effectively it’ll work on you when you choose to use it. It is important that you consult your physician for all the benefits and risks the different birth control methods offer you and pick the best one from there.

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