People get on birth control for a variety of reasons, not just for pregnancy prevention purposes. Some people want to regulate their periods, others want something to help with acne and still others need birth control to ameliorate cramps. Whatever your reason for getting on birth control, there are some great resources out there to help you find the best method for you. Here are a couple of ideas…
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals provides this tool to allow people to compare birth control methods on the criteria that matter most to them. The website is interactive and has medically accurate information too!
Planned Parenthood has a quiz-style interactive tool to help women think about what they want from their birth control method. This tool takes into account STI protection and partners when helping you think about different methods.
If you have questions or want to talk to someone in person, you can always make an appointment with a Sexual Wellness Specialists (formerly CHECS) at 919-966-3658.