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Which Birth Control Method is Right for Me?

The right birth control for you can depend on a variety of factors, all of which you can discuss with your provider, including:

  • Easing symptoms of menstruation and other gynecological issues
  • Ease of use/how easy it is to remember to take
  • If/when you may want to be pregnant in the future
  • If you would like a hormonal or non-hormonal option

We do our best to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment, so you can feel secure discussing your reproductive health. Bring along any questions or concerns you may have. Your provider will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Long-Term and Permanent Birth Control

Some birth control options can be used right after you’ve given birth to give you and your partner time to adjust to having a new baby before trying for another. We provide daily, long-term, and permanent birth control options, so you can choose which fits your lifestyle.

Does Birth Control Provide Protection from STIs and HIV?

Some birth control methods, such as condoms, can protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. However, many forms do not. Your provider can review the risks, recommend protection options, and provide testing to help you stay aware of your status and keep you safe.

Dual protection is often recommended to protect against both pregnancy and STIs. This may include the use of a condom as well as taking a birth control pill daily or a method like an IUD implantation.

Explore Your Birth Control Options Today

You can talk about all your birth control options with your UWH of Michigan provider. We will help you find the option that works for you, whether that’s a long-term birth control option or a daily pill. Schedule an appointment today.