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Comparing Vestura to Other Forms of Birth Control

Vestura Uses for Birth Control

A variety of different birth control options are available today. While each method has its advantages and disadvantages, no particular one is right for all women. Some of the most common methods include:
 
  • Barrier contraceptives: Condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and other methods that physically block the sperm from entering the uterus
 
  • Spermicides: Foams, jellies, gels, suppositories, and inserts
 
  • Periodic abstinence: Also known as natural family planning or the rhythm method, this involves avoiding intercourse during the fertile phase of your menstrual cycle
 
  • Withdrawal: Removing the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation
 
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives: These contain a progestin and an estrogen and include most birth control pills, patches, and rings
 
  • Progestin-only contraceptives: Some birth control pills ("mini-pills"), injections, and implants
 
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs): Implanted devices that are both effective and reversible
 
  • Surgical sterilization: Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied," for women) or a vasectomy (for men).
 
Some methods of contraception fall into more than one category. For instance, the Today® sponge works as both a spermicide and a barrier contraceptive. Vestura falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen and a progestin.
 
In addition to being easy to use and effective, Vestura offers the following benefits:
 
  • Less menstrual pain and cramping
  • Lighter menstrual bleeding
  • Regular, predictable menstrual periods
  • A lower risk of ovarian cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
 
However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk for blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take them (see Precautions and Warnings With Vestura for more information). As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently.
 
It is important to know that Vestura does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Vestura to prevent transmission of STDs.
 
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