Feb 02, 2024

5 Things to Know About Birth Control

5 things to know about birth control with various birth control methods

When it comes to finding the best birth control method for you, everyone has different preferences. The type of birth control you choose to use depends on a variety of factors, such as your health, needs, and future goals. No matter which method you choose, birth control is a great way to give you the peace of mind of knowing you’re protected.  

Here are just a few things you should know about birth control: 

There are more than 15 methods of birth control. 

With so many great options, there is no one-size-fits-all method of birth control, and what works for you may not work for others. The Planned Parenthood Direct app offers many types of birth control including the pill, the patch, and the ring

Birth control can help with more than just preventing pregnancy. 

There are so many benefits of the birth control pill. Some options provide relief from painful period symptoms or even help with acne.  

You can safely use birth control to skip your period.  

The IUD, birth control shot, implant, vaginal ring, patch, and birth control pill can all be used to safely skip periods – every month or for special occasions. 

Birth control is safe. 

Assuming you’re healthy, long-term use of birth control pills should have no adverse impact on your health and generally doesn’t harm your ability to get pregnant and have a healthy baby once you stop taking it, if desired.  

You can get birth control delivered to your home.  

That’s right! There’s not much you can’t do from your phone these days, including getting your birth control filled and delivered straight to your door. Download the Planned Parenthood Direct app to make getting your birth control simple and straightforward.  

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