Choosing the right birth control is an important step for every woman, but there are so many options out there! With the variety of of birth control options available to you, choosing the best one for your needs can be incredibly difficult. We are University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology,  and we are not only dedicated to helping you to get the quality care that you need, but we are also dedicated to helping you to make the right choices about your care, including which birth control is right for you and your needs. That is why our OBGYN in Bradenton has come up with this list of things to consider when choosing birth control:

  • Your risk for transmitting an STI
  • How often you have sex
  • How much the birth control costs
  • Effectiveness of the birth control
  • The reason you are using birth control in the first place
  • How responsible you are at taking a pill every day
  • The risks that come with the birth control
  • Your sexual history
  • Your family’s health history

There are many methods of birth control out there, and each one has its own pros and cons. There is no method that is 100% effective and also free of side effects, and some methods may even be beyond your budget –all of this can made choosing the right method for you incredibly difficult. Luckily, when you consider all of the above bullet-points, you can really narrow down your options. For more help choosing the right birth control for you, consult your OBGYN!