If you are sexually active and are looking for ways to avoid getting pregnant, you might be looking at your different contraceptive options. There are various contraceptives out there that you can choose from, but if you are a female, you might find that birth control pills are your best choice. These are a few signs that this might be the right contraceptive for you:
1. You'll Be Able to Remember to Take Them Daily
For one thing, it is important to be honest with yourself and to determine whether or not you will take your birth control pills every day. In order for your pills to be as effective as possible, it is imperative for you to take them every day without skipping them. If you have a busy schedule or tend to forget things a lot, you may want to choose another option. If you think that you will be able to set a reminder on your phone or otherwise remind yourself to take your pills at around the same time every day, however, it might be something to look into.
2. You Have Problems with Your Menstrual Cycle
In some cases, even those who are not sexually active find that taking birth control pills is a good option. This is because in some cases, depending on the type of pill that you take, birth control pills can actually help with regulating your menstrual cycle. Some find that it also helps with things like bad PMS symptoms. If you have had problems with your menstrual cycle in the past, whether or not you are sexually active, it's not a bad idea to talk to your OB/GYN to find out if birth control pills might be helpful.
3. You are in a Monogamous Relationship
One big concern that can go along with using birth control pills alone as a contraceptive is the fact that even though it helps protect against pregnancy, it will not help prevent STD's or STI's. Therefore, if you have multiple sexual partners, you could be at risk if you do not use condoms along with your birth control pills. If you are in a monogamous relationship and if you have both been tested for STD's and STI's and have been deemed to be "clean," however, birth control pills might work for you.
As you can see, birth control pills can be an ideal contraceptive for many people. These are a few signs that it might be the right choice for you.