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Sex Q&A: Finding the Right Birth Control?


The Nest Q&AI've been on the Pill for years, but there seems to be so many options out there now that I'm thinking I should switch. How can I decide which method is best?


You're smart to at least consider switching things up to find the perfect fit for you. Too many women stick to the same contraception they've been using since they became sexually active when there might be a more effective approach that works better for their bodies. You can't beat a face-to-face consultation with your health care provider, who can look at your lifestyle and needs and give you a more thorough evaluation of what would work for you, whether it's the Patch, the ring, or another pill combo. Depending on how many years you’re talking about, your doc may want you to give the Pill a rest. If you do switch, just be sure to take extra precautions (hello, condoms) during that in-between phase when your body is adjusting from one contraceptive to another.

Nestpert Dr. Pam Spurr, author of Make Love All Night & Talk to Him in the Morning and Naughty Tricks and Sexy Tips: A Couple's Guide to Uninhibited Sexual Pleasure

-- The Nest Editors

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