More than 850 million women worldwide are using some form of birth control with plenty of options available. Every birth control method works slightly differently, and each has potential benefits and side effects. So, if you and your birth control aren’t vibing, it might be a good idea to consider switching to a birth control method that suits you better.
Birth control side effects depend on a wide variety of factors – your genetic makeup, your hormone levels, what type of birth control you’re taking, and how that birth control interacts with your body.
Switching birth control pills can be straightforward. But it is vital not to leave a gap between ending one pill and starting another. Also, there is no need to complete the current pack. It is possible to start the new pack immediately by taking the first pill from it.
Using backup protection is the safest way to prevent pregnancy during the switching process. Condoms, a diaphragm, spermicide, withdrawal, or the morning after pill, could be some of the options to consider.
If you decide that birth control pills are not for you, there are other options such as condoms, IUD’s, implants, patches, or vaginal rings to consider.
Always consult with your doctor before making the switch, so that you have all the information you need to choose the right fit for you.
Source: medicalnewstoday.com, webmd.com, adyn.com, mariestopes.org.za, womenshealthmag.com
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