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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Birth Control

  • Posted on- Aug 21, 2017
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Stop fearing about pregnancy and diseases which are transmitted sexually. You can enjoy sex and there will be lesser chances of getting pregnant. Birth Control methods enable a person to restrict some things and plan a family as per the needs.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Birth Control

1.What are the different methods for Birth Control?

Male condom, female condom, contraceptive injections, intrauterine device (IUD), contraceptive vaginal ring, combined pill, diaphragm and progestogen are some of the methods which you can use for Birth Control. Ask your doctor and choose from one of those methods.

2.How effective is the Birth Control?

The better you are about taking your pill every day and starting your pill packs on time, the better it will work. When used perfectly, the pill is 99% effective. If effectiveness is the most important thing to you when picking what birth control to use, you might want to check out IUDs and the implant. They're the most effective kinds of birth control.

3.What about the cost of Birth Control method

The cost of Birth Control varies according to the methods. Intra uterine device may have the price up to Rs. 300 to 500 in private set up but it can be used for as long as 10 years. Emergency contraceptives are more expensive and can cost about Rs. 50 per pack. Meanwhile condoms are cheap individually at about Rs. 10 to 20 per unit on average.

4.Is the birth control fit my health profile?

Birth control methods should not be given to women with certain conditions. It should be given after knowing the health conditions of the female. These can lead to further problems or side effects if birth control methods are given to unhealthy ones.

For example, if you smoke quite frequently or are over the age of 35, there are increased risks for the side effects.

5.Does Birth Control prevent STDs?

Condoms are the only type of birth control method that protects against STDs. Hormonal methods like pills are very effective at protecting pregnancy but they are not successful in providing immunity against STDs.

6.Does Birth Control treat other health issues?

Birth Control can treat other medical conditions. Oral contraceptives like the pill can help in preventing acne, bone thinning, cysts in the breast and ovaries, iron deficiency and ease Premenstrual syndrome symptoms.

7.What are the possible side effects of Birth Control?

You should be aware of all the possible side effects before choosing a birth control option. There can be both short term and long term side effects. Some common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, vomiting, weight gain, acne, mood swings, bleeding between periods, breast swelling and skin discoloration.

Strokes, blood clots and heart attacks are potential and serious complications of oral contraceptives.

8.What are the emergency methods if any birth control method fails?

In case your birth control fails then you should discuss with your doctor and try to find an alternative method for birth control. For example, if a condom breaks you can take emergency contraceptive pills which are also available.

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14-03-2018 12:35 PM

Many women (including me) use birth control methods for problems like endometriosis, bleeding disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, irregular or painful periods.

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14-03-2018 12:25 PM

Without birth control, I would have surely become pregnant at a very early age with no career and an unwanted child. Because of Birth Control, I was able to become what I want.

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