Your Birth Control Plan

Can you plan for the unplanned?
 
This is your time to call the shots and decide how your journey unfolds. So as you embark on your next life adventure–whether it’s with your finances, career, or next big trip-don’t forget about family planning. It’s important to talk to your doctor to help determine a plan that makes sense for your life and your adventures ahead.
Talk to Your Doctor About Birth Control Options
Talk to Your Doctor, Not Just Your Girlfriends
When it comes to getting birth control advice, your friends are easy to talk to, but you need to have a conversation with your doctor to know which option may be right for you. Here are a few common questions to think through before you head into your next appointment with your doctor. It’s not uncommon to forget something you wanted to chat about or to run out of time. These questions can help you prepare for your appointment.
What are my goals/priorities for the next few years?
Where do you see yourself in the next year…next 3 years…next 5 years? You and your doctor should discuss which birth control option may be right for you.
Am I good at keeping with a routine?
Are you a creature of habit? Will you remember to take birth control every day? Be sure to talk this through with your doctor.
Am I sexually active?
Are you in a serious relationship or actively dating? Consider talking to your doctor about STDs. Be brave and be honest!
When do I want to start or grow my family?
Do you think you’ll want a baby in the near future or not quite yet?
What do I know about my birth control options?
Did you know there are multiple birth control options out there, including reversible, daily, non-daily, and longer-term methods? It helps to research what’s available and talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the available methods.
How does my medical history affect my birth control options?
Be sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor to help determine what may be right for you.
You have many birth control options to choose from.
Today more than ever, there are plenty of birth control methods to choose from, including reversible, daily, non-daily, and longer-term options. Do you know which one may be right for you? Find out by talking to your doctor about what is available.

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