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Birth Control

Using birth control lets you prevent pregnancy and some of these methods prevent STIs. Finding the suitable one for your body and lifestyle might take a few tries. The most effective birth control will be the one that works best for you! 

Tips for Birth Control Maintenance

Each method requires a different schedule and ways to make sure it works the best it can.

Some tips to nail it:

  • Set a daily/weekly (depending on the method) alarm on your phone.

  • Use apps like Clue or Spot On to keep track of your menstrual cycle.

  • Mark on the calendar the days you need to use a new pack of pills, ring, patch or get another shot.

  • Find birth control buddies, and help each other remember.

  • Your partner can help remind you.

  • Keep your replacements in the same place so you don’t lose them and so that seeing them reminds you to use them and/or change them (depending on the method).

  • Store your birth control at room temperature, and away from direct sunlight.

  • Keep your birth control in its package until right before you use it.

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