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What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine

In brief: It really depends..

On your particular lifestyle.
For some people, it's easiest to just get a Depo shot every 3 months and not worry about it much. For others, having an IUD placed is most convenient and "hands off" for several years in a row. A Nexplanon implant in your arm may be more your style, too. Of course, the best kind of birth control is complete abstinence!

In brief: It really depends..

On your particular lifestyle.
For some people, it's easiest to just get a Depo shot every 3 months and not worry about it much. For others, having an IUD placed is most convenient and "hands off" for several years in a row. A Nexplanon implant in your arm may be more your style, too. Of course, the best kind of birth control is complete abstinence!
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Dr. Natalie Sieb
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In brief: It depends

It depends on your specific needs.
There are several types of birth control. The only one who will know the right type for you is your doctor. Talk with your doctor honestly about what you need, are you good at daily meds, do you want a longer term solution, what other meds do you take, and other important details about yourself.

In brief: It depends

It depends on your specific needs.
There are several types of birth control. The only one who will know the right type for you is your doctor. Talk with your doctor honestly about what you need, are you good at daily meds, do you want a longer term solution, what other meds do you take, and other important details about yourself.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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