Are You Ready for a Birth Control Makeover?
Even if you've been using the same method for a decade (make that especially if), it may be time to reassess your options.
Finding the right birth control can be like finding the right hairstyle: Once we've got one that works, we tend to stick with it—even when there might be something else out there that's better. Maybe you're in a different relationship situation now, or you've grown weary of popping a pill every day or putting in a ring every month. Or perhaps you've heard news reports that concerned you or stories from friends that intrigued you. While there aren't many brand new options on the market, some of the old classics have been recently updated. This slideshow, with information about the most popular forms of birth control in the United States, can help you decide if you're ready for a change.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.