Ask for what you want. Even if it’s just information.
Get the truth about birth control. Check the cards below to find out what’s fact and what’s fake.
Women gain an average of 15-20 pounds on birth control.
That's fiction! Some methods change your hormone levels, but as long as you have healthy habits, you shouldn't gain weight from birth control alone.
If you forget to take the pill one day, it's okay to take 2 the next day.
That's right! Nobody's perfect, and it's okay to forget once in a while. Just be sure to take 2 the next day to stay on track.
Condoms and Plan B aren't birth control.
Actually, they are both considered methods of birth control.
Sex can be good for you as a workout.
Ummm YES. On average, people burn 70-100 calories during intercourse.
The original birth control pill's active ingredient was made from what vegetable?
It was made from the root of a wild Mexican yam called barbasco.
When it comes to condoms, it's best to double up.
Nope! Rumors say it's best to use a male and female condom at the same time, but that's not true. Just one does the trick when used properly.
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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