Did you know that condoms and birth control pills aren’t your only options when it comes to
contraception? Some tools are hormone based, while others are barriers to prevent
unwanted pregnancy. Knowing your options is empowering because you choose which best
suits your needs while avoiding unwanted side effects.
As the risk factors for younger women are very different from women who have already had
their family, each individual must consider the follow key factors to choose the method that
most suits your needs:
Does the method need to be reversible?
Do you need protection against potential STIs?
Are you 35 years or older?
Do you smoke?
Do you prefer hormonal options (which prevent ovulation) or barrier methods
(which do not alter hormones)?
Are your cycles regular and predictable?
Can you remember to take a daily pill?
Will you be consistent in using a barrier method?
Below is a basic summary of several common approaches.
Stay tuned for more in-depth blog posts about natural methods, including the fertility
awareness method and lactation amenorrhea method.
Get in touch with us to learn more about your cycles, which contraception options are most
appropriate for you, or how to optimize your health in preparing for pregnancy. Book a
consultation, where we’ll talk about your hormones, relieve symptoms of imbalance, and
optimizing your health!
NOTE: Human and methodological error are cause for failure in any of the methods.