What are common birth control side effects?
- Intermenstrual spotting
- Breast tenderness
- Headaches and migraines
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Missed periods
- Decreased libido
What is birth control?
Birth control is defined as any method to prevent pregnancy. There are many options of birth control methods available, ranging from a pill, condoms, shots and more. Some birth control methods are temporary solutions, while others are permanent and non-reversible.
What are some permanent types of birth control?
There are different options for permanent, non-reversible types of birth control. One of these types of birth control is called Essure. Essure is a permanent, non-reversible, soft and flexible micro-insert birth control inserted into each fallopian tube. The birth control procedure and recovery time are short and generally pain free.
What are other forms of birth control?
- Birth control pills can help prevent pregnancy. They are one of several birth control options and are sometimes referred to as “the pill” or oral contraception.
- The birth control shot is a birth control method taken once every three months. It is one of several birth control options and is sometimes referred to as a “depo” shot – short for Depo-Provera – the brand name of the medicine in the shot.
- A contraceptive patch is among many birth control options available. The patch is unique in that it’s applied to the skin, releasing synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent pregnancy.