Are you moving into that phase of the relationship where the sexual tension is high and things are starting to get a little hot and heavy? If yes, then instead of prepping your physique for the sex, it’s also time you start prepping up for birth control as well.
When you start looking up for birth control, you’ll come across multiple birth control methods for women. Initially it is difficult to choose a birth control method and since women aren’t told the difference and the pros and cons of all these methods, they don’t know what to do. It is best to consult your doctor and then choose a method which acts as an effective protection from pregnancy. Although, if you are hesitant to talk to your doctor, these are the questions that will help you choose a birth control method for women.
1. Do you want it to be 100% natural?
If you don’t want to affect your hormones and want birth control that is 100% natural and doesn’t involve intake of any pills then you will have to resort to methods like using a condom, the withdrawal method and the fertility tracking method. Although these methods are the easiest, they are the least effective compared to the rest of the methods. But if you are reluctant on going to a doctor and getting prescriptions for pills then this is the best method for you.
2. How convenient should the method be?
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of constantly changing your patch and changing the nuvaring, then it is the best to look for IUD methods or natural methods.
3. If you plan on having biological kids in the future?
If you are looking forward to having your own off-springs, then you should choose an temporary method and not a permanent method. At the time of choosing a birth control method this is the most important aspect, since if you end up choosing the permanent method as a quick decision then you won’t be able to undo it and you will regret being infertile.
4. How aware are you about your other options?
Before choosing a method for effective protection from pregnancy, make sure you have done your research right. Choose a method only if you are well aware about all your options and the pros and cons of each method. Do not make a decision in hurry.
5. Know your schedule and budget
Choose a birth control method only after knowing your schedule and budget. The pills are costly and require regular checkups with your doctor, as for fertility tracking, it is the most low-cost method and only requires you to install a period tracking app.
By answering the above-mentioned questions, you will be able to decide on the most suitable birth control method for you. If you are still confused, consulting a doctor is the best option for you.