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May 7, 2007

Which Birth Control Method Fits Your Life?

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Anxious about hormones
You’re on fire: The CEO is calling you for advice and your guy is hot, horny, and mostly available. Last thing you want is 1) a kid, and 2) bloat, moodiness, or concerns about whether there’s some weird, long-term hormone issue that hasn’t been discovered yet.
You need: The hormone-free copper IUD (ParaGard). If you’re willing to deal with a little pre-sex prep, also consider: natural family planning, a diaphragm/cervical cap, and/or condoms.

Thinking “maybe baby”
Kids are definitely on the menu, but you’re not ready to order yet. If it happened by accident, no big: You and your guy have already talked about where you’d put the crib.
You need: A method that lets you potentially start baby-making tomorrow—like condoms or a diaphragm/cervical cap. Since you’re not worried about failure rates, also consider the sponge or natural family planning.

and want to stay that way Babies? Been there, done that, and while you love the ones you have, another would be a disaster.
You need: Reliability. And if you’re over 35, you probably want something with-out hormones. Sterilization is your most reliable option, but if permanence scares you, consider the ParaGard IUD.

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