Low to no medicine birth control options
July 4, 2012 2:06 PM Subscribe
please advise on birth control options particularly if you have experience with low-medicine or no-medicine methods.
posted by saraindc to Health & Fitness (37 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I really HATE the idea of taking medicines on a routine basis.
What is your experience with the fertility awareness method? Please tell me about this if you have personal experiences or close friends with personal experiences- I'm less interested in rants against it that lack personal experience. If you give me an anecdote about someone you know, including yourself, got pregnant doing this please let me know if you aware of whether this was due to having sex on one of the no-go days, or if it happened when they had sex and it was a day it was supposed to be ok.
What are my other options that are low to no medicine? no vasectomies or tube-tying.
There are two stages I see: Stage 1 is not wanting to get pregnant at all since the next year will be exceptionally bad timing so a low-medicine solution is probably better than fertility awareness method. Stage 2, after next year, still not wanting to get pregnant but if it happens it will be less of a problem so maybe condoms/fertility awareness method will be more ok. also eventually after a couple of kids one of us will get a surgery so it's not like we plan to pop out a dozen babies.
No I have no experience with any methods of birth control so far.
My issue isn't a moral one- I'm pro-choice and family planning methods generally. I am however, a strong proponent of avoiding regular use of medicines where possible. Maybe you can suggest some very low-dose low-side effect stuff?
Please help! The sooner I figure it out the sooner the fun begins.