There are many different forms of birth control available today, and with over five decades of refining, each type of birth control method has become more streamlined and adaptable to a variety of different body types. Each type of birth control has different levels of hormones, different application methods, and different side effects.
HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL METHODS
Hormonal birth control methods are some of the most common forms of birth control and come in a variety of different forms. These birth control options generally include estrogen, progestin, or a combination of the two. They work by both preventing ovulation (no egg means no fertilization) and by thickening the mucus on the cervical wall, making it harder for sperm to enter the cervix. Some of the most common types of hormonal birth control include: Birth Control Pills, Birth Control Patches, Birth Control Shots, Birth Control Implants, Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), and Birth Control Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)
BIRTH CONTROL SIDE EFFECTS
There are many considerations before taking a hormonal birth control. First, all of the above birth control methods come with potential side effects, both intended and unintended. Some users report a decrease in acne, PMS, cramps, or period. But some women might also experience headaches, nausea, weight gain, or a decrease in sex drive. These side effects are all considerations when deciding to start birth control.
Choosing Which Birth Control Method is Right for You
Choosing the right birth control method for your body and lifestyle is a personal decision, but a trained medical professional, like those at PlushCare, can help guide you through the many options available to you. Depending on your needs, health history, and other factors, we can determine the right birth control method for you and/or your partner.
How PlushCare Works for Birth Control
1. Video chat with a doctor and answer a few questions about your health and current birth control (if any).
2. Your doctor can go over your options, and prescribe your preferred pill, or any of the other available birth control types.
3. Pick up your birth control prescription at a pharmacy of your choice. Your insurance fully covers it, just like normal.
Your doctor consult and the birth control is FREE thanks to ObamaCare.