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How can I choose the right birth control for me?

Choosing your birth control method is an important decision, one that you most likely have already made. But you should know that recent advances in reproductive science mean there are now more options available for women than ever before. So consider doing some research and having a discussion with your doctor about whether there are any new methods that might make better sense for you. Start by asking yourself some questions to see whether your current method fits your lifestyle:

  • Is it convenient enough that I will use it appropriately and consistently?
  • Am I comfortable with how effective it is?
  • Does it make sense for my budget?
  • Do I feel confident using it?
  • Is it ideal, given my sexual practices and childbearing wishes?
  • Every woman's body is different, especially when it comes to reproductive and sexual health. So it's important to find a gynecologist you feel comfortable talking with about your contraceptive preferences.

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