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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is your relationship status?

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Do you want children in the future?

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Are you a smoker over the age of 35?

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Please indicate if any of the following four statements apply to you:

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Please indicate if any of the following three statements apply to you:

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What types of birth control are you taking (if any)? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Birth Control

Top 10 Questions about Birth Control

  1. What are all the options for birth control, such as natural birth control, barrier methods, hormonal options, and surgical options?
  2. How effective is each option?
  3. What are the pros and cons of each option, particularly when comparing hormonal and non-hormonal methods of birth control?
  4. Which options also provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
  5. Which options are reversible?
  6. What are the different forms of hormonal birth control, such as pills, shots, patches, vaginal rings, and intrauterine devices?
  7. What are the pros and cons of each form of hormonal birth control?
  8. What should I do if I miss a dose of hormonal birth control?
  9. Is hormonal birth control safe for me based on my family and personal medical history?
  10. Can hormonal birth control help my other medical conditions, such as acne or premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
  1. What are all the options for birth control, such as natural birth control, barrier methods, hormonal options, and surgical options?
  2. How effective is each option?
  3. What are the pros and cons of each option, particularly when comparing hormonal and non-hormonal methods of birth control?
  4. What is the difference between hormonal and non-hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), particularly when comparing effectiveness, side effects, complications, and other pros and cons?
  5. Is tubal ligation (having tubes tied) the only permanent birth control option and when should I consider this option?
  6. What should I do when my birth control fails or if I think it may have failed?
  7. How much does each option cost?
  8. How convenient is each option and which ones will require interrupting sex?
  9. Which options also provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
  10. Will this option prevent STDs?
  11. Does my family or personal medical history eliminate any options or make certain options more useful?
  12. Which options are reversible?
  13. What are the different forms of hormonal birth control, such as pills, shots, patches, vaginal rings, and intrauterine devices?
  14. Is the effectiveness the same for all forms of hormonal birth control?
  15. What are the pros and cons of each form of hormonal birth control?
  16. What are the side effects and interactions of hormonal birth control options?
  17. If I experience side effects with one form of hormonal birth control, should I try a different brand or a different form?
  18. What should I do if I miss a dose of hormonal birth control?
  19. Will I stop having periods with any of the hormonal birth control options?
  20. If I don't have a period with hormonal birth control, how will I know if I become pregnant?
  21. Is hormonal birth control safe for me based on my family and personal medical history?
  22. Can hormonal birth control help my other medical conditions, such as acne or premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
  23. If I decide I want to become pregnant, how long does it take to reverse each form of hormonal birth control?

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