- Empower yourself and research options that are likely to alleviate the symptoms bothering you — use our Birth Control Tool to help.
- List your questions (on paper or in your phone) for the doctor before your appointment so you don’t forget them.
- Clarify that your interest is solely for the hormones helping with your symptoms instead of preventing pregnancy.
- Be honest about your sexual practices and medical history. Talk to your doctor about past methods you’ve used so they can help you find the best option.
Here are some helpful ways to start a conversation.