A: Birth control pills work best if you take them the same time every day. If you keep forgetting to take your pill, you might want to ask your healthcare provider about low-maintenance birth control options. The best part about these is that you don’t have to remember to do anything or take anything once you’re using them.
A: There are three types of birth control pills that are FDA approved to also treat acne. If it’s a big concern for you, make sure your health care provider knows that when you’re talking about your birth control options. Then you can work together to find a solution that meets all of your needs.
A: Not unless you tell her it’s okay. Even though you’re not an adult, you still have the right to privacy when you’re talking to your doctor about sex, birth control, or STIs. Learn more about your rights.
Definitely! They’re designed to work for years, but if you aren’t happy with your choice of birth control your health care professional can remove it at any time. You can get pregnant as soon as it’s removed, so make sure you talk to your doctor about what type of birth control might work better for you.
A: Probably not. It’s such a common concern that doctors have spent a lot of time researching whether or not it’s true. They’ve found over and over again that the pill doesn’t make you gain weight. Since every person is different you might know friends who gained weight when they were on the pill, but that doesn’t mean it will happen to you. If you’re worried that the pill is making you gain weight, talk to your doctor. She might be able to find you a different option that you’re more comfortable with.