The method of birth control that a woman decides to use is personal. There's no one-size-fits-all method and, in some cases, there may be changes to your preferred birth control method over the course of your life. You might see the pill as your best option in your teens or 20s and then switch to an intrauterine device (IUD) later on in life. Then, further down the line, you may think a ring is the best option. If you're planning to switch your method of birth control, you might be interested in knowing about the surprising things you should never do right before you switch birth control.
If you're on the pill, you may know that certain antibiotics or anti-fungals, vomiting, or contracting a case of diarrhea may lower the efficacy of your birth control method of choice. But when switching from one method of birth control to another, it can be easy to overlook some seemingly not that important, but actually very important, details. The actual transition from one birth control method to another doesn't have to be overly complicated, but you don't want to accidentally sabotage yourself before you even begin. Thinking through the following details and discussing them with your doctor can ensure that you don't.