For health's sake · Birth Control 101

The basics of birth control: What every woman should know

It’s always good to have options, and when it comes to birth control, you have plenty. From IUDs to pills to patches to rings and more, there’s no shortage of ways to effectively manage your pregnancy chances, your period and your overall health.

Every method of birth control is right for someone. But with so many choices, how do you know which method is right for you?

Lauren Pasche, a certified nurse-midwife at Lakeview Hospital, recently sat down with For Health’s Sake to share a quick and easy introduction to birth control. She gave us her expert perspective on:

  • The birth control you can get with or without a prescription
  • Which birth control methods are best at preventing pregnancy or managing other symptoms, like heavy periods or cramps
  • How to choose the birth control that’s best for you personally

No matter what method you pick, birth control can be a safe and effective way to take charge of your health – both now and into the future. Listen in to get Lauren’s birth control tips, and don’t forget to learn more about your birth control options.