What is the best birth control?

So, the most commonly asked questions I get during my therapy sessions with my clients is what is the best birth control method for you as an individual and its not an easy answer the best one is the one that fits with your goals, values, preferences, and lifestyle. What matters most to a person when considering a birth control method will naturally change over time.

If you are considering using a birth control method, take a minute and ask yourself the following questions:
1.Have I had problems or become pregnant using this method before?
2.Will I have trouble remembering to use this method?
3.Am I opposed to using this method because of any religious or moral beliefs?
4.Is my partner opposed to this method?
5.If I use this method, am I at risk of being exposed to HIV (the AIDS virus) or other sexually transmitted diseases?
6.Will using this method embarrass me?
7.Will this method embarrass my partner?
8.Will I have trouble using this method correctly?
9.If this method interrupts love making, will I avoid using it?
10.Am I taking this method without my partner’s knowledge?
11.Am I afraid of using this method?
12.Do I still have unanswered questions about this method?

Most people will answer “yes” to a few of these questions but in general, if you had a lot of “yes” answers you may be less likely to use this method correctly every time you have sex. Talk to a health care provider to help you decide whether to use this method or how to use it so that it will be effective for you.

Because no birth control method (except abstinence) is 100% effective, there are other questions you might want to explore:
-How would I cope with an unwanted pregnancy?
-What are my feelings and beliefs about being a parent? Does my partner agree?
-What are my feelings and beliefs about abortion? Does my partner agree?
-What are my feelings and beliefs about adoption? Does my partner agree?
-How would my partner cope with an unwanted pregnancy?

Remember ladies, be safe and look when it comes to sexual intercourse make sure you put yourself and your safety first!

xxx-lucy-xxx

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13 responses to “What is the best birth control?

  1. Great post miss Lucy! Actually have been wondering about this for a while. When I marry, I obviously don’t want to get preggers a.s.a.p. Guess the best will be to chat with the GP and find out what all the options are. xx

    • xxx-lucyv-xxx

      Yup, your GP or gynae will have the most insightful knowledge to what will suit you best, mainly speaking you cant get decent birth control without a prescription (condoms excluded but I don’t think they are decent!) 🙂 I recently had the Mirena put in, which is a loop type device which also releases a hormone but only into the organs that need it, guaranteed for 5 years also had no periods since! Fab and loving it!

      • oh no… i WANT my periods. Ive never heard any good things about not having your periods. its what a women MUST got though.. its how we made. oh well. na ah.. i’ll just go to the gp and see whats happening. then again, we weren’t made to be on a pill either. life sucks. sucks.

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