So on Friday (the 19th) I will be going in for birth control, I'm having trouble deciding which one to choose. About a year and a half ago I was on the pill the only problem was I have trouble remembering to take my cranberry vitamins everyday let alone taking a pill every day at the same time so I stopped. So the pill is out of the question, but I'm stuck between the patch or the shot. I'm leaning towards the patch because my sister uses it, she has it on her arm, however I tan easily so back and arm are definately not a good ideas. I was thinking my "cheeks" but I'm still not sure quite yet. I have some questions about it, like I know it's not safe to even consider sex without a condom but sometimes it happens to the most responsible women, I'm just wondering if other women have had experiences like this and never worried? Do they fall off your butt easy? I'm just looking for some honest feed back
There are ways to keep the patch on if you have a problem with it falling off. I used my estrogen patch on my butt all the time. If you are using hormonal birth control, you don't need any other form of birth control. The condom is merely for protection from stds. What about the ring? That would be my choice, if I still needed it. Its in for a month, all you have to do is remember to change it once a month. You can set an alarm on your phone for that.
The shot wouldn't be my choice because if you react badly you're stuck with it for 3 months. Also some people get a lot of bleeding with it.
I'd consider a copper iud too. No hormones, has a very very low chance of pregnancy and can be left in for 10 yrs if you want.
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