My boyfriend and I have been together for almost three years now. At the beginning of our relationship I wanted to go on birth control because, lets face the facts, who likes to have sex with a condom when you have both been cleared and checked for STD’s?
I went on the most common type of BC (birth control) “The pill.” A few days after going on it, I was visiting my mother and found myself constantly throwing up. My mom immediately thought I was pregnant and rushed me to a pharmacy to pick up a pregnancy test. At the time, my boyfriend was over and my mother explained the situation to him. He ran upstairs white as a ghost saying “Your mother hates me and is going to kill me!” After taking the test, I found out I wasn’t pregnant but my body couldn’t handle the estrogen levels of the pill. If you have found yourself in a similar situation, it’s okay, many women go through this. Let’s talk about some different options you can take and find the best birth control for you:
I suggest everyone use a condom before you and your partner get checked for STD’S. Getting herpes or something worse can be prevented by this inexpensive BC.
Easy to use and you only have to change it once a week. Stick it on and you’re ready to go.
Insert it once a month and it works just like the pill.
This is inserted into your arm and lasts for three years. The down side is the cost. An implant can range from $400-800.
What is this you ask? Well this is inserted into your uterus and it messes up the way that sperm moves, so it never reaches your eggs. Lasts up to 12 years!!!
This is a great choice for those who of you who don’t react well to a lot of estrogen. It lasts for three months.
You can purchase this over the counter. No hormones are used- you just have to make sure you put it deep into your vagina so it works correctly. The failure rate is high at roughly 29%, but it’s better than using the pullout method.
Remember that safe sex is great sex! Consult your doctor to find out which BC method would be best for you.