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Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing Birth Control

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If you are looking to take control of your reproductive system and make sure that you don't have a child before you are ready, there is a good chance that you are looking into birth control. There are a ton of different birth controls on the market. Some involve changing your hormones so that your body thinks that it is pregnant all the time. Others rely on physically blocking the passage of sperm to your eggs. You might not know which is the best birth control option for you. Here are some questions that you should ask yourself before you make your final decision.

1. Are you morbidly obese or overweight?

The first thing that you need to ask yourself is if you are morbidly obese or overweight. If you are not sure, you can ask your doctor. The reason why you want to know this is because when your body has excess fat, as would be the case were you overweight, those fat cells would start producing extra estrogen. Birth control pills rely on changing your body's hormones precisely, and the extra estrogen from your fat cells could render the pills useless. If you are overweight, you might want to go with a non-hormonal form of birth control, such as certain intra-uterine devices (IUDs).

2. Are you looking to never get a period at any point during the year?

If you are looking to never have another period while you are on this birth control, then you will want to either go with an IUD or a form of birth control that has the same amount of hormones in each pill. The reason why an IUD is a good choice is because most of them will prevent you from ever getting a period. Birth control that has the same amount of hormones in each pill is also good because it makes it really easy to skip weeks where you would have a period. Instead of taking the sugar pills, you take the following week of birth control pills and never get a period. It is more difficult with birth control pills that have different amounts of hormones depending on the day that you are taking them.

3. Are you reliable?

If you cannot reliably take a pill at the same time each day, then you might want to consider an IUD because you just have to put it into your body and then you are good for the next 3 to 8 years.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in family planning, such as Abortion Care.