Great question. For most women, the most appropriate birth control choice is one of the long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). The LARCs include the hormonal IUDs (Mirena, LILETTA, or Kyleena), the copper IUD (ParaGard), and the implant (NEXPLANON). These methods are the most effective, have the highest success rate (as much as 80 times more effective than the pill), have the lowest side-effect profile and lowest complication rate, and the highest patient satisfaction rates. They also don’t interfere with breastfeeding, and they will protect you for 3-10 years depending on which LARC you choose. All of them are immediately reversible if you want to get pregnant, and none of them decrease your chances of pregnancy in the future.

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