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what is the best type of birth control?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
The one you will use: The best type of birth control is one that you will consistently and comfortably use. You have to balance convenience (how easy is it to use), efficacy (how well it works), and our preferences. Ask for information on all types of birth control and keep an open mind about different forms.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Abstinance: This is 100% effective. After abstainance, the concurrent use of ocp's with barrier methods will approach this efficiency.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It depends.: Contraception is a personal choice. Variables such as convenience, reliability, cost, reversibility are just some the things to take into consideration.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

When is the best time to start birth control?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
With your period.: If you have regular monthly menses and you start your pills when you start your period, you will be protected from when you start the pills. If you start the pill at any other time during your cycle, then you should use some other form of birth control for at least two weeks before you will be protected. You should expect to have some spotting possibly for a couple months after starting the pill.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I know which type of birth control is best for me?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
SEE YOUR GYN: Your gyn can determine based on your desires, ht, weight, life style and exam what is best for you. You have many options and differnet methods work for differnet people.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I find out what type of birth control is best for me?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your GYN: That is your gyn's expertise and your gyn can discuss all possible options for your specific situation.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is birth control reliable? How accurate? What is the best brand/type?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Julia Castillo
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Birth control: Birth control can be extremely reliable if used correctly. There are many types available such as oral contraceptive pills, IUD, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and others. Meeting with your provider may help you choose the best type for you. There is not one best brand or type that applies to everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What type of birth control is the best?

2 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: There really is no best. each form has advantages and disadvantages. All are relatively similar in efficacy if used correctly. you need to identify what is best for your situation
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Please see a Gynecologist and discuss benefits and side effects.
Jun 21, 2017

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