Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Birth Control (Contraception) for Women
When you are thinking about becoming sexually active again, you will want your new partner to use a condom. At the same time, consider your options for more reliable pregnancy protection that is also reversible.
The most reliable reversible contraceptives are hormonal methods or an intrauterine device (IUD).
Most women prefer to start with a hormonal method, such as birth control pills. First, let's be sure that you don't have a medical reason to avoid hormonal types of birth control.
Of the types of hormonal contraceptives, some contain a combination of estrogen and progesterone. Others contain only progesterone.
Some women should probably avoid hormonal contraceptives. It's safest to not take hormones if you
-- Have a history of blood clots
-- Have breast cancer
Do you have a history of blood clots or breast cancer?
- General Health
- Birth Control (Contraception) for Women
- Blacking Out, Fainting, or Loss of Consciousness
- Blood Magnesium Test
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Diffuse Muscle Weakness
- Diffuse Pain
- Excessive Body and Facial Hair in Women
- Fever in Adults
- Forgetfulness Memory Loss
- Helping Dry Skin
- Hot Flashes
- Insomnia During Pregnancy
- Itching Without Rash
- Jaundice in Adults
- Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy
- Numbness or Tingling
- Positive ANA
- Positive Rheumatoid Factor
- Unexplained Weight Gain
- Unintentional Weight Loss
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