Health sharing plans allow you to see your doctor for routine appointments for cheap. For patients who are looking to avoid pregnancy, you can certainly use your plan to pay for medical expenses, even to obtain prescription birth control.
Birth control comes in many varieties today, from oral to vaginal. You’re sure to find some better than others. If you are looking to find the best way to avoid becoming pregnant, read further to find some of the most effective birth control options available by doctors.
Your birth control doctor in your health insurance share plans can give you a shot every 90 days. These injections contain progestin, which is used to thicken the cervical mucus and tamper with the ovulation so that pregnancy doesn’t take place. A shot is the easiest way to deal with birth control away from the hospital. You won’t need to do anything else until you need another shot in 3 months. The caveat to injections is that women have a chance of not getting a period at all. Injections can also come with side effects like depression, headaches, and nausea.
A simple plastic ring inside the vagina is one of the most practical ways to prevent pregnancy. Once the ring is inserted, you won’t need to do anything else for three weeks. It’s a flexible ring about two inches in width, though it also releases estrogen and progestin. Like the injection, pregnancy is prevented by thickening the cervical mucus and affects the ovulation. Due to the ring’s location, this makes it one of the most effective birth control products, though this requires more frequent doctor visits.
I injections or vaginal rings don’t appeal to you, you can also consider a pack of hormone pills to swallow on a routine basis. Pills are also more affordable than shots or vaginal rings, and like them, the pills release progestin when consumed. They may need to travel quite a distance to get to the uterus, but it works to make cervical mucus thick and incapable of fertility for a period of time. They also keep eggs from being released. The problem with hormone pills is that you always have to remember to take it every day, and if you forget, you’ll need to have a backup birth control method handy.
The Morning-After Pill
Also known as the “levonorgestre”, the morning-after pill is considered an last resort to prevent pregnancy after a night of sex if unprotected or the condom used doesn’t work. It will neutralize any sign of pregnancy that could possibly appear. What’s great about this pill is that it will work for up to 72 hours following the sex. There are over the counter versions of this pill, but we consider Levonorgestrel to be the real deal. The downside to taking this is that you may have short episodes of headache, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and pain in the abdomen. Your upcoming period may also be irregular as a result. While it does prevent pregnancy, you may want to choose a more tolerable method, but Levonorgestrel does work in certain scenarios.
There are many types of birth control methods to consider to prevent pregnancy, all of which can be prescribed by your doctor via your health share policy. These options vary depending on lifestyle, comfort, and other factors. If you are curious about which birth control methods can protect from STDs, only male condoms are capable of doing so as of this writing, but in regards to preventing pregnancy, there are better choices as previously mentioned.