Contraception: That is the question

Just read an interesting post from Jessica over at Feministing. She really loves her new birth control method, the NuvaRing. In the feminist community we spend a lot of time lobbying just to make sure everyone has safe and easy access to birth control, but rarely do I encounter people who love their birth control method.

As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, I wonder how many of you might be willing to share your thoughts on your favorite form of contraceptive independence? In my opinion, they all sorta suck and you just find the one you can live with the easiest. But maybe there’s a better world out there. What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Contraception: That is the question

  1. I’m glad you asked, Emmily! As you could probably have guessed, I love talking about bc. 😛
    I’ve been on The Patch for about two-three years now. It’s very much like The Pill, same hormones and everything, but it releases a steady stream of them throughout a seven-day stint. You change it the same day each week, and you can change it at whatever time you like on that day – unlike The Pill, which you have to take within the same hour each DAY. Yikes! I DON’T like taking hormones all the time and do believe I’m moodier and maybe even less creative on hormonal BC, so sometime soon I’m going to check out the IUD. I don’t plan on having kids anytime soon, so having the intra-uterine device, which lasts for up to seven to ten years, sounds good to me. The IUD is inserted in your uterus (duh) and bangs around in there and literally confuses sperm from attaching to eggs/your uterine lining. Or does it confuse the egg? Something like that… Anyhow it has the highest effectiveness rating and is very low-impact, environmentally speaking. So that’s my two cents. 🙂

  2. Well, I got my husband neutered. Not in the traditional dog-sense, lol. A vasectomy. 🙂 So no worries for me! That is the best. No residual hormones that end up in our water, or feeling icky for a few days as the hormones rage through your body. Of course, it’s kinda permanent, so it’s not for everyone.

  3. I gotta say I’m with Nicole on this.
    If one is going the permanent (for all intents and purposes) route, vasectomy is much less invasive than is tubal ligation. Neither of us wanted to have children, so my husband had a vasectomy.
    We are both very pleased with this decision.
    I was holding his hand the entire time – it was quite quick and easy. No hormones and no worries is a huge plus; he had no complications and very little pain.
    FYI for those discussing this option. *snip*

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