Whether you’re not interested in or not ready to start a family, need a more predictable cycle, or need treatment for a medical issue, contraceptives can give you the freedom and/or relief you need.
There are a variety of birth control options available, and there are a number of factors you should consider when choosing one that will serve your individual needs best. Just a few questions to think about may include whether or not you want to have children within the next few years, whether or not you can or want to remember to take a pill every day, or even what effect various hormones may have on your body. It’s important to keep in mind that while all birth control options we offer can prevent pregnancy, they may all have different side effects.
Your provider at VPFW is happy to help you navigate through these questions, and they are also experts at knowing which ones to ask to make sure you find the birth control option that’s best for you. Of course, if you find that your birth control method isn’t fitting your lifestyle or that it is causing side effects that are negatively affecting you, you and your provider may choose to try a different method.
With all birth control, it’s important to use it exactly as directed by your medical provider and to remember that prescribed birth control does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections.