Which Birth Control Method Fits Your Life?
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Single and hooking up
With your work-all-day/party-all-night life, you can barely keep track of your cell phone, much less the name of that shag last week. Youd rather die than be tied downby a guy or a babyhell, you dont have health insurance.
You need: Cheap, reliable birth control and protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Latex condoms are a must. Consider backing up with the Pill, the patch, or the implant.
Youre in a dry spell, but who cares? Youve got that whole group you bike with, brunch with, blog about. Youre cautious about things (you dont even send personal e-mails from work). You want to be ready, but a daily pill feels like overkillthough a baby would be worse.
You need: Condoms for STD protection when the time comes. Also consider the ring or a diaphragm/cervical cap as backup.
Happy (and horny) together
You boinked on the kitchen table, on the fire escape, in the hallwayand that was just last night. Celebs stay off coke better than you stay off each otherbabies would totally crash the party.
You need: Hormonal methods, like the Pill, the ring, the Mirena IUD, the implant, the patch, or injections, which allow for plenty of whenever-wherever sex.