You’re at a point in life when you are becoming sexually active. As a woman, you know that you need to consider what this choice can mean in your life. If you are not using any type of birth control and your partner is not using a contraceptive, you could become pregnant. If you are not prepared for this possibility at this point in your life, you could be a good candidate for birth control. There are various options available, including pills, a diaphragm, an intrauterine device, and implants. Having choices makes it possible for you to find a type of contraceptive that suits your needs.
Are You a Candidate?
You could be a good candidate for birth control if you have already reached puberty and you are sexually active. Whether you are a teen, in your 20’s, or your 30’s, choosing contraceptives could be a wise choice for you if you are not prepared to have a baby.
Who is Not a Good Candidate?
You should steer clear of the combination pill if you smoke, have a history of blood clots, or you are obese. If you have been injured, you are at greater risk of developing a blood clot. If you have had surgically recently, you may need to choose a barrier method as opposed to birth control medication. If you have cervical or breast cancer, combined pills that contain estrogen are not recommended for you. You can choose alternative methods with your partner to avoid pregnancy.
Contraceptives Give You More Freedom
If you are a candidate for birth control, it can make your intimate moments more enjoyable. You don’t have to worry about unplanned pregnancy. It takes the pressure off those times with your partner that are supposed to be special. When you are ready, you can stop using birth control. If you aren’t happy with one type, you can choose another. There are implants available now that can be left in for years. Some forms will stop your menstrual cycle completely until contraceptives are no longer necessary.
Talk to Your OB/GYN to Find Out if You Are a Candidate
If you are considering birth control, talk to the professionals at Institute for Women’s Health in San Antonio, TX. You’ll have a full evaluation first to determine if you have any health conditions that could determine the best choice for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!