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Birth Control Apps vs. Pills: Which is Better for You?

Rhythm method apps have become a popular choice for women who want to understand and control their fertility. Some women are now using these apps as an alternative to other forms of contraception, such as birth control pills. However, the rhythm method doesn’t suit everyone and there is no form of contraception that can prevent 100% of pregnancies.

Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Apps

The rhythm method helps you to identify when you should have sex in order to conceive, or when to avoid it if you don’t want to get pregnant.

  • Requires you to keep a close eye on the changes that happen over the course of your menstrual cycle.
  • Apps can help to make it easier to keep track and identify your fertile period.
  • If you make a mistake or your menstrual cycle is irregular, you could be at risk of pregnancy.
  • No risk of side effects and no need to worry about carrying or using contraceptives.

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are one of the most reliable options for contraception, as long as you remember to take the pill every day.

  • You must remember to take the pill at the same time every day.
  • If you miss a pill or don’t take it every day, you may not be protected.
  • The pill can help to relieve some problems such as heavy periods.
  • Some women will experience side effects, which can be serious.
  • The pill isn’t suitable for everyone, so you may not be able to take it if you have certain medical conditions.

Which Method Suits You?

When used correctly, both forms of contraception can be more than 90% reliable, although neither is perfect. The rhythm method could be a good choice for you if you are an organised person who wants to understand her body. Birth control pills could be better if you want a simple, reliable form of contraception that you don’t need to pause to use before sex. However, they might not be a good choice if you find it difficult to take the pill every day or you experience side effects. It is also important to be aware that neither option will protect you against sexually transmitted infections, so you may need to use condoms too.

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