Oct 01, 2023

Finding The Best Birth Control Method for You

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Let’s get real for a minute. There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to birth control. Whether you’re just starting your birth control journey or even if you’ve been using one method for a while, it is important to find one that fits into your lifestyle. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you explore your birth control options.  

How well do you stick to a schedule?  

Birth control pills are most effective when you take them at the same time every day. The SpotOn app can also remind you to take your birth control pill on time! If you really struggle to take your pill on time each day, a different birth control method (like an IUD or implant) may work better for you.  

What level of commitment are you looking for?  

If you’re exploring your options or committing to one method isn’t your thing, you can get the pill, the patch, or the ring straight from our app. With these methods, you can start right away and stop whenever you like. The shot is also offered at our health centers and is a great option that provides three months of protection. 

Maybe you’re looking for something a little longer-term? Then, the IUD or implant could be great for you! Both options require an in-person visit at our health center, but once you get them, you’re protected for up to 5 years with the implant and up to 12 years depending on the type of IUD you get.  

Do you want to go in-person to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription?  

No one likes those long lines! With the Planned Parenthood Direct app, you can skip the trip to the pharmacy if you choose to get your birth control pills delivered. P.S. birth control pill delivery even comes with free shipping! 

Do you have insurance?  

No insurance, no problem! The Planned Parenthood Direct app is a great option for low-cost birth control if you don’t currently have insurance.    

If you still have questions about what method could be best for you, download our app to connect with one of our healthcare providers or visit this page to get facts on all the birth control methods.  

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