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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

4 Signs It's Time To Try A New Birth Control Method

by Carla Hudson

If you're unhappy with your current birth control method, you're not alone In fact, between 40 and 60 percent of women switch methods within each two year period. Instead of just giving up on pills or inter-uterine devices (IUDs) for more risky contraception plans, give a different method a try. Even a different type of birth control pill can relieve unpleasant side effects or other issues. Make an appointment with your doctor if any of these four issues are causing you to reconsider your chosen method.

You Can't Remember to Take It

Missing a pill here and there is okay, but once you're taking at least one pill a week behind schedule, your risk for pregnancy is high enough that you should find a new method. IUDs, injections, implants, vaginal rings, and skin patches all take a lot of the hard work out of remembering to use your birth control. Keep in mind that all of these methods come with their own risks and side effects, so talk to your doctor before deciding which method would be best for you.

You Can't Handle the Side Effects

You don't need to be debilitated by nausea or gaining 20 pounds a month to find the side effects of your birth control method too much to handle. Depending on which method you're using and what you replace it with, you can reduce or eliminate unpleasant issues like

  • Acne, oily skin, and blackheads
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • A decreasing or absent sex drive
  • Weight gain or bloating
  • Spotting between periods.

You Aren't Sure About the Risks

Does reading the booklet that comes with your pack of pills or box of patches scare you? If the risks associated with your current form of birth control are making you feel uncomfortable to continue taking the product, switch to something with fewer complications instead of just going without birth control. There are plenty of options if your family medical history makes you concerned about taking a product with a high level of hormones, such as a transdermal patch, or a long-term treatment that isn't easy to reverse if you experience serious side effect, like a hormone shot.

You Are Experiencing Migraines

Finally, women who experience migraines on a regular basis are more likely to suffer from blood clots and strokes when they take birth control methods with a combination of hormones. Your doctor will likely suggest a hormone-free IUD to prevent these potentially life-threatening side effects.

To learn more, contact a center like Abortion Care.