Are You Comfortable Using Long-Acting Birth Control?

More and more women are opting for long-term birth controls like IUDs and contraceptive implants. Are you one of them?

More and more women are opting not to take a birth control pill every day.

The New York Times reports that long-acting methods, such as IUDs and contraceptive implants, are the fastest growing forms of birth control among women. 

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Though their usage is still less common compared to the pill and the condom, the number of women using the devices grew from 6 percent to 11 percent between 2006 and 2010, suggesting that more and more women are opting to put pregnancy on hold.

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When it comes to birth control, what's your preferred method? Are you apprehensive about altering your hormone levels for an extended period of time, or are IUDs and contraceptive implants a much-needed convenience? Take our poll and leave us a comment telling us your thoughts.

Are you comfortable using long-acting birth control?
Yes, it's a good, safe option
No, I'm apprehensive about potential effects
Total votes: 111

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