Birth Control... The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Hormonal Birth Control

There are over a dozen different types of birth control, one of which can be tailored to fit your hormonal needs and lifestyle. I mean, we're talking everything from measuring your body's metabolic temperature each morning to pills to shots to implants and IUDs. Not to mention rings, patches, sterilization, condoms, pull out... you name it, someone has probably tried it.

Hormonal birth control can also be used for so much more than just prevention of pregnancy. It has been used to treat acne, uterine inflammatory disorders like Endometriosis & Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dysmenorrhea (extremely painful cramps), irregular or excessive bleeding, and hirsutism to name a few. When deciding which birth control option is best for you, these are all things to ask about your doctor. \

Here I want to share a down and dirty about the popular different types of birth control; the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of each one. As I mentioned before birth control methods vary dramatically and for that reason, I am keeping things super simple. I have an entire post on Fertility Awareness Method; which covers the different methods, pros and cons, and how to get started, click here to read more on this. There are also over 23 different types of birth control pills, so for the sake of time, I am going to sum these up in one section. However, if you want to learn more about the different types- let me know in the comments and I will follow up with another blog post. If you'd like to know more about my own journey with birth control and why I have decided to forgo hormonal birth control for the copper IUD, you can read more about it here.

Please please PLEASE feel free to send me any questions you may have and absolutely consult with your doctor on which of these would be right for you.

This is a tool for you to use to help advocate for yourself in your healthcare because you are the expert on you.

so without further ado...

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