TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CONSULTATION
Your needs and preferences for a specific birth control method can change over time, making it important to have frequent conversations with your doctor. Here, you get all the information you need for informed discussion with your doctor. It helps you collect information and questions you need to select a method that meets your goals.
3 STEPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT
Selecting the best type of birth control for you depends on your needs and preferences. If you aren't satisfied with your current method, think about the following topics and talk to your doctor or nurse. Use three easy steps below to prepare.
EASE OF USE Do you find it hard remembering your birth control every day?
FAMILY PLANNING Do you plan to get pregnant within the next year?
ABILITY TO PREVENT PREGNANCY What would it mean for you get pregnant right now?
HORMONES Do hormones in birth control work for you?
PERIODS Do you want shorter and lighter bleeding?
TIPS FOR DURING YOUR VISIT
BE HONEST AND UPFRONT
Don't feel embarrassed, doctors have seen and heard it all before.
BE FOCUSED AND SPECIFIC
Bring your filled in conversation guide with your burning questions and stick to the topics that are on your mind.
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
Your doctor and nurse are there to help you, so try to take their opinion into consideration.