Which birth control pills are the safest and most effective?
According to research done by Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, some oral contraceptives come with more of a risk of blood clots than others.
According to the study, contraceptives with levonorgestrel and a low dose of estrogen have the lowest risk of venous thrombosis or blood clots.
However, experts at WebMD said that the differences in risk are small and the risk of getting blood clots is low to begin with.
The risk of blood clots is associated with higher levels of estrogen in birth control pills.
As far as effectiveness goes, most birth control pills have about the same level of effectiveness which, when taken correctly, can be 91 to 99 percent effectiveness.
But always remember the MOST effective form of birth control is abstinence, so keep it in your pants.
Why are you always saying keep it in you pants?
Well “keep it in your pants” has sort of become my catch phrase and really is the motivation and the reasoning behind this column.
“Keep it in your pants” has its literal meanings (obviously) but mostly it has come to mean that if you are still having questions, don’t do it. And it has become a funny way to help people remember the main message of this column.
Like I’ve said before, I’m not trying to pressure people into doing anything that they don’t want to do, so one of the best pieces of advice I can give someone is keep it in your pants – literally.
And for those of you wondering, no I’m not a nymphomaniac, or a woman who is obsessed with sex (interestingly enough, the male version of nymphomania is satyriasis). This is now referred to as hypersexuality, which can be applied to both sexes, according to dictionary.com.
I’m just an honest, open and curious person who is comfortable talking about a wide range of sexual issues.