Things to Consider when Choosing Your Contraception

Contraception allows women to prevent unintended pregnancy and plan the timing of their families. It is important to find a birth control that complements your lifestyle and specific health needs.

Aspects to consider when choosing your contraceptive, or birth control, include:

  • Effectiveness
  • Ease of use and user dependence
  • Reversibility
  • Effect on menstrual cycle
  • Medical contraindications

Common Forms of Contraception

Making a decision on contraception or birth control can be difficult as there are many temporary and permanent methods to choose from. The most common forms of contraception include:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Transdermal patches
  • Vaginal rings
  • Injectable contraception
  • Implantable contraception (e.g. Nexplanon arm implant)
  • Intrauterine device options, such as progesterone containing IUDs (e.g. MirenaKyleenaSkylaLiletta) or hormone-free copper IUDs (e.g. Paragard)
  • Tubal ligation surgical procedure (lasts permanently)

CWHC Contraceptive Care
in St. Louis

If you’d like to learn more about the various contraception and birth control options, visit with our providers at the Consultants in Women’s Healthcare St. Louis contraceptive care center.​

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