Check with your health insurance to see if you can get your desire conceptive at no cost, including product cost and your placement and removal appointments. Based on the current healthcare law, most insurance plans are required to cover the cost of the prescription birth control. For many women, this means no co-pays, no deductibles, and no out-of-pocket costs for birth control options.
The birth control pill is one of the most widely used and is a good birth control mechanism for most women. However, if a woman is not absolutely consistent about taking daily medication, the risk of pregnancy increases dramatically.
Injectable 3-Month Contraceptive
Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a time release injectable medication that last for 3 months. It is extremely reliable and may be a good option for women that are not disciplined about taking daily medication.
Implants are one of the most effective birth control options available. Once it is in your arm it works to prevent pregnancy with a continuous release of progestin, one of the hormones found in birth control pills. This keeps the egg from being released from the ovaries and prevents sperm from reaching the egg.
It is not known if implants are as effective in very overweight women because studies did not include many overweight women. If you are overweight, your health care provider may advise you to replace the implant earlier than 3 years.
IUD or Inter-Uterine Device
The IUD is a highly effective birth control device. Most IUD’s are either a 3 year or 5 year device. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic. Insertion of is nonsurgical, and placement is done by your healthcare provider during a routine office visit. It typically takes just a few minutes and can be done at the same visit as your annual health exam.
The most common side effect of most birth control is a change in your normal menstrual bleeding pattern. In studies, one out of ten women stopped using birth control because of an unfavorable change in their bleeding pattern. You may experience longer or shorter bleeding during your periods or have no bleeding at all. The time between periods may vary, and in between periods you may also have spotting.