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Get the truth about birth control. Check the cards below to find out what’s fact and what’s fake.
Do I need birth control if I'm not in a relationship right now?
Birth control is a great way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy whether you're in a relationship or not. If you don't want to get pregnant in the next year, you might want to consider birth control.
I heard I can only get pregnant one day out of the month, is that true?
Truthfully, you can get pregnant anytime you have unprotected sex.
Birth control will make me gain weight.
Some birth control methods will change your hormone levels, but as long as you're eating healthy and exercising, you shouldn't gain weight because of birth control alone.
Will birth control make my face break out?
Birth control doesn't cause acne. In fact, the hormones in some methods may help.
Does birth control make your period worse?
A lot of women say their cycles are easier on birth control. Every body is different though, so you have to find what works for you.
Birth control is expensive, right?
Good news: Birth control is available for free or low-cost, whether you have insurance or not. Find a clinic that can help.
Does the IUD hurt when it goes in?
To be honest, there are different kinds of IUDs that come with different experiences. Some women have cramping, and some don't.
You have the right to ask questions—own it.
What advice do you need about birth control? Are you curious about starting a new method, finding a good doctor, stopping a method, or talking with your partner?
Keylynne’s Story “I wanted a little more built-in assurance than taking the pill.”
Keylynne started birth control pills in high school to regulate her periods. Once she got older, she got more serious about preventing pregnancy. She chose Nexplanon (a small implant placed in the arm) to give her the worry-free confidence she needed.
Jazmyn’s Story “I travel a lot, so [Mirena] is one less thing for me to worry about.”
After taking the pill, Jazmyn decided an IUD was perfect for her. She travels, and using Mirena means she doesn’t have to remember to take her birth control every day (which she would forget to do).
Brenna’s Story “I think it’s really great for women who just can’t remember that every day birth control.”
Brenna loves how easy NuvaRing is. It’s the size of a hairband and all she has to do is put it in for three weeks, be on her period for one and continue to alternate. Bonus: her boyfriend doesn’t even notice it during sex.
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