Birth Control Patient Info
Birth Control Questions to Ask
From time to time, you may want to discuss your birth control options with your doctor. Below is a list of helpful questions for you and your doctor to discuss so you can make informed decisions about your birth control choices.
Questions About My Birth Control Needs
- Which method would be best for my age and living situation?
- Is there a pill for birth control that will also take away my painful periods?
- Can I get pregnant if I am breast-feeding?
- Do cheaper generic birth control pills work as well?
- Must I always use condoms if I have a history of Herpes or HPV?
- If I have never had a baby, can I still get an IUD inserted?
- Would over-the-counter spermicides work for me?
- Is cycle timing or withdrawal effective?
- What should I do if I forgot to use contraceptives during intercourse?
Questions About Choice of Birth Control Method
- Do I need to take a break from hormonal control periodically?
- Are there any types of contraceptives that would be contraindicated for me with my other medications or medical hisotry?
- What type of contraception should I use if I am nursing my baby?
- If I don't want hormones, what method would work well for me?
Questions About My Lifestyle & Family
- Will I still be able to have children in the future with this method?
- How long will it take to become fertile after I stop this method of birth control?
- If there is stroke or breast cancer in my family history, can I still take the birth control pill?
- Are vasectomies or tubal ligations reversible?
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