By Nicole Trinidad
Most will agree the topic of birth control for women is not necessarily the most thrilling thing to discuss, but is important to address nonetheless. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or energy to think about what goes into their body.
There are an excess of options and technologies that sometimes it may feel impossible to know the best option for you and your own lifestyle. Luckily, whether you are super energetic and like sticking to a schedule or you’re too busy and want a quick fix, this guide was made for you!
For all my ladies who are go-getters and can take the time to schedule around their birth control, the pill is perfect for you! It is the most common type of contraceptive used by women in America and the act is simple: you take a pill at the same time everyday. It contains progestin and/or estrogen which stop ovulation so sperm cannot fertilize any eggs.
For those that have the time and energy to take the pill everyday, having that routine can almost guarantee you will always have something to fall back on. It also regulates periods and lightens period symptoms.
The Booked and Busy
For the ladies that already have enough to worry about and don’t need another thing added to their plate everyday, the birth control shot is for you. Just like the pill, the shot is full of progestin, but it does require a doctor’s appointment to be administered.
The shot is fantastic because it can last up to 3 months and it’s quick and easy, only takes one time out of one day. The shot isn’t permanent either, so for those that want something that lasts, but still temporary, the shot is your go to!
The Outta Sight Outta Mind
Last but not least, for ladies that want an even longer impact with even less energy or care to consider birth control into their routines, the intrauterine device (IUD) or implant is for you.
These options do require surgeries/doctors to administer them, but they last up to 3-10 years depending on your plan. But luckily they are reversible!